At Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, robots roam the corridors, carrying out simple tasks for Professor Manuela Veloso and her team. These CoBots, or collaborative robots, can escort guests through the maze-like building, or carry packages from reception. If they realize they cannot perform part of a task, they will simply ask for help.
The impact of robotics is one of the technological “revolutions” that is on the agenda at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China.
Read more by Josephine Moulds on the World Economic Forum Blog.