Robots are no longer science fiction. Today, they help build products; they even explore Mars. Robots have assisted human beings now for decades. Someday they'll be part of our daily life.
A talking robot began its tour of Germany today. Its destinations include the iconic Neuschwanstein Castle, Berlin and the North Sea island of Sylt. Last summer the robot hitchhiked 6000 kilometers through Canada.
A hitchhiking Canadian robot is endearing itself to Germans on a tour that includes a stop at the Social Media Week in Hamburg. The robot relies on the kindness of strangers (and their cars) to get around.
The further we get from Earth, the more space probes and robots will have to think for themselves. But developing autonomous robots is hard without artificial intelligence.
Newspapers face huge challenges as advertising revenue dwindles and the number of subscriptions continues to fall. It's a topic this week at the World Newspaper Congress in Italy.