Robots are not just for kids

Robots are not just for kids

On Saturday, December 3rd from 4 – 4:30 p.m., Lee St James will be leading a workshop to help promote the University of Regina’s – Lifelong Learning Centre.  People of all ages are invited to learn how to use our social robot named Mindy. Make her...
Accepting Social Robots in North America

Accepting Social Robots in North America

Some people love robots, but many people have concerns that range from potential job losses to cyber safety and loss of personal connections. So what will it take for those of us in North America to embrace and accept the role of social robots to support older adults?...
Robot Sightings increase during COVID pandemic

Robot Sightings increase during COVID pandemic

During the COVID crisis, we are seeing a dramatic increase in robot sightings. In the past, adoption of robotics in North America was much slower than in the rest of the world. Fear of job losses, as mentioned in a previous blog posting, was seen as one of the main...

CES2020 Robot Report

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is held each January in Las Vegas. It is where consumer technology companies showcase their latest innovations. Last year over 175,000 people attended the show and browsed the aisles with over 4,500 exhibitors trying to get their...
Robots are coming!

Robots are coming!

Why are most people afraid of robots? In North America, we are bombarded with mostly negative stories about the rise of robots, artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA). The fear is driven by the catastrophic job losses that are anticipated...