Dobot Magician, a product Yuejiang Technology develops, is writing Chinese calligraphy with a pen-like end effector. Photo: Handout

Smart robotic arms that can put butter on your toast? Shenzhen start-up Yuejiang Technology is working on it

  • Founded in 2015, the company started as a project at the American crowdfunding platform Kickstarter
Topic |   Robotics

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Dobot Magician, a product Yuejiang Technology develops, is writing Chinese calligraphy with a pen-like end effector. Photo: Handout
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Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro (right) sits with an assistant (centre) and one of his robots (left) at his research centre in Osaka, Japan. Photo: AFP

‘I hope to develop self-conscious robots like in Blade Runner’: Japanese scientist on future of androids

  • Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro is fine-tuning technology that could blur the line between man and machine, and even replace manual labour
  • He believes service robots will one day help us with household chores like taking out the rubbish
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Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro (right) sits with an assistant (centre) and one of his robots (left) at his research centre in Osaka, Japan. Photo: AFP
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