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TECH 05 Jan 2017 | 1:30 AM

Companion robot Kuri designed for the whole family

Mayfield Robotics is bringing an undeniably cute companion robot called Kuri to CES, but will its combination of high-tech features and human-like personality be enough for it to charm its way into your home?

TECH 15 Jun 2018 | 4:00 AM

‘iPal’ robot companion for China’s lonely children

It speaks two languages, gives math lessons, tells jokes and interacts with children through the tablet screen in its chest – China’s latest robot is the babysitter every parent needs.

TECH 18 Dec 2018 | 10:00 AM

Japanese startup unveils cuddly, affectionate companion robot

Japanese startup Groove X, founded by an alumni of SoftBank Group Corp's robotics unit, unveiled its first creation on Tuesday – a companion robot designed to make users happy.

TECH 10 Jan 2017 | 12:30 AM

CES 2017: The companion robots vying to be the latest addition to the home

From established firms to tech startups, one of the biggest emerging trends at this year's CES has been the number of home robots on show, all of whom are vying to be, in the words of the late Douglas Adams "Your plastic pal who's fun to be with."

TECH 19 Feb 2018 | 4:07 AM

Photos Companion is an experimental app that has potential for use in schools

Microsoft has a new app that could help students swiftly transfer media files from device to PC via WiFi, is now available for iOS and Android user feedback.

TECH 05 Jan 2018 | 1:00 AM

Prepare yourself for companion robots to help you drive better

Before robot-driven cars finally take over the roads, manufacturers are racing ahead with plans for something a little less revolutionary: more high-tech to make manual driving much safer.

TECH 25 Nov 2017 | 6:00 AM

Toyota’s Kirobo Mini companion robot goes on sale

As of Nov 23, Toyota's incredibly smart and very cute robot – that wants nothing more than to be your friend – is officially on sale at all Toyota dealerships across Japan.

TECH 19 Jun 2016 | 11:30 PM

Switch Alpha 12: Acer's convertible companion

The Switch Alpha 12 offers good specifications and performance for the price.