A robot from Canada, named hitchBOT, is now touring Germany. Around 1.2 meters tall, it has a face lit up by LEDs and employs speech recognition technology.
Our reporter Christoph Hartmann picked up hitchBOT and took him for a ride through Hamburg.
A bank in Shanghai is calling itself the first human-free bank in the country. Well, human-free save for the customers. The unmanned branch of China Construction Bank has just opened its doors to them. High-tech on high street bank branches are supposed to be a response from growing competition from cashless payment systems giving the banks a run for their money.
The EU is exploring high-tech solutions to plastic pollution but some experts are skeptical. They say there are simpler and more effective ways to keep our waters plastic-free and they are available now.
Before the end of this year these autonomous police cars could patrol Dubai’s streets. The high tech vehicles are supposed to help ensure security.
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