The company invested in a big battery firm earlier this year – and could be about to putting its power bricks into cars, says its boss
Academics say half of US jobs could be automated within a decade or two
It's hoped the way they adapt their foraging behavior will help to develop smarter robots
“The goal is to allow robotic systems to benefit from the experience of other robots, paving the way for rapid advances in machine cognition"
Wilkinson let 11 points slip away through missed kicks but valiant Chiefs are seen off thanks to late drop goal
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Robots that carry, sort and see; Google has bought some real talent to kickstart its new division aimed at automating manufacturing and supply chains
The Book of Bedtime Stories (Walker, £14.99) consists of 10 original tales selected by Michael Rosen from more than 400 entries for last year's Mumsnet and Gransnet children's story competition. Each illustrated by an up-and-coming artist, themes range from the adventures of a pig-riding sheriff to the exciting rescue of a dancing bear. Beautifully produced, this could be a collector's item. Alex T. Smith's Claude in the Spotlight (Hodder, £4.99 paperback) tells how the amiable dog of the title, accompanied by his regular friend Sir Bobblysock, gets caught up in a theatrical performance that nearly goes terribly wrong. Illustrated on every page by the author, this cheerfully eccentric story is highly entertaining. So too is Bernardo Atxaga's The Adventures of Shola (Pushkin Children's Books, £14.99). Translated from the Basque by Margaret Jull Costa and lavishly illustrated by Mikel Valverde, these gently ironic stories about another small dog whose aspirations regularly outrun her abilities are totally charming.
Give your children an early lesson in values with this pick of educational and environmentally friendly playthings
British group's prototype will work in the Fukushima disaster zone, says Mark Leftly
Palm-sized cubes use flywheels and magnets to snap together with future applications including emergency repairs and configurable furniture
Latest creation from the DARPA-funded robot-builders shown bounding and galloping across tarmac
Canines were happy to follow suggestions from 'social' robots to find food
Research focuses on creation of 4D mapping that takes into account the temporal as well as the spatial dimensions of the built environment.
High-altitude balloon and miniature computer used to launch a teddy bear 39,000 meters into the stratosphere.