Robotics Part 3

Robocops guard Spring Festival travelers


  • Some 20 robot policemen are patrolling the north railway station in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, help keep passengers safe during the Spring Festival travel rush. The robots, about 1 meter high, have been on the job since Wednesday. They can aid their human colleagues in duties, such as asking passengers passengers not to smoke and searching for suspects. Passengers can also get in touch with the human policemen through the video conversation systems on the robots’ faces.

China can now fire missiles three times faster after enlisting ROBOTS to launch warheads as tensions between Beijing and Washington grow over North Korea

2 January 2018

  • The Chinese armies are now able to use robots to fire ballistic missiles after successfully developing an automated launching system, Chinese military media claimed. The advanced system would help China fire warheads three times faster and halve the number of soldiers involved.

Tiny robots step closer to treating hard-to-reach parts of the body

Nov 22, 2017

  • Tiny remotely operated robots could be designed to diagnose and treat illness in hard-to-reach areas of the human body, research suggests. The robots could also sense chemical changes linked to the onset of illness within parts of the body, which makes them potentially useful as probes for remote diagnosis. An international team of researchers, led by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, developed micro-robots by coating a microscopic algae with non-harmful, biocompatible magnetic particles. The devices can smoothly swim in biological fluids, such as dilute blood and gastric fluid.

Chinese firm launches robot to serve the elderly


  • Siasun Robot and Automation Co, Ltd, China’s leading robot manufacturer, on Friday launched a new service robot designed especially to serve the elderly. Less than one meter tall, the robot can roam around a house and send images of its elderly users for remote monitoring. It is voice-controlled and can automatically avoid barriers and recharge itself.