Indonesia's Diponegoro University holds its graduation ceremony without its flesh-and-blood graduates, with robots receiving diplomas from the rector's hands in the students' stead. The 2,500 graduates were only allowed to watch the formalities via live broadcast due to pandemic social distancing, but they were represented by the top three students in each faculty -- who had their faces displayed on-screen as the robots took the stage.
Robots stand in for graduating students to receive diploma and medals at a primary school in the Philippines as the coronavirus pandemic prohibits mass gathering. Graduation speeches and congratulatory messages were also relayed through recorded videos in the school's first-ever 'cyber-graduation'.
At the Circolo Hospital of Varese in Lombardy, Italy, robots are replacing doctors and nurses for some duties in the fight against the coronavirus. They enable remote monitoring thanks to their cameras, which means that medical staff do not have to physically be in the room, limiting the use of protective equipment and saving precious time. from the hospital in Varese.
To curb the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, robots have been mobilised in China and parts of the U.S. to perform tasks that will reduce human contact with people already infected with the virus and inform the public about preventive measures to take to avoid getting infected.
From "flying gondolas" to vibrators, the Consumer Electronics Show offers a chance to showcase the newest and shiniest gadgetry. Kicking off Tuesday in Las Vegas, the show will open against the backdrop of mounting concerns on how data gathered from connected devices can be exploited by marketers, governments and hackers.
Yoko Ishikura, professor emeritus at Hitotsubashi University, Bo Young Lee, chief diversity and inclusion officer of Uber Ltd., and Akiko Naka, founder and chief executive officer of Wanted, in conversation with Bloomberg Businessweek's Joel Weber at the Bloomberg The Year Ahead summit in Tokyo.