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1. A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance.
2. A machine or device that operates automatically or by remote control.
3. A person who works mechanically without original thought, especially one who responds automatically to the commands of others.
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For instance, the robots can recognize when their patients fall out of bed and make video calls to their caregivers.
In a unique session held at the Arab Media Forum, a robot made a presentation to the audience about the future of news anchors in the Arab Media, even as Mustafa Agha, an anchor of a sport programme on MBC TV, was backstage controlling the robot titled 'Aga A20-50'.
And so the hunt is on for a third solution (after fences and cobots), which could enable human collaboration with those robots of greater power that are currently behind fences.
He also developed the robot's force and safety control features, which ensure that if the robot collides with a person, the robot automatically stops operating.
The purpose of the Serving Robot is to deliver meals and drinks to guests and customers at hotels and airport lounges quickly and efficiently.
A Knightscope robot security guard tasked with patrolling the Georgetown Waterfront shopping area in Washington, D.C.
With so much activity on the robotics front, chances are good that you are looking to add to your robot inventory or begin seriously incorporating robots into your production processes.
The model used in the study built on prior research but extended the framework to account for the varying share of tasks performed by robots across industries.