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The COVID benefits are fading, but Ocado CEO Tim Steiner is still set on re-imagining online retail This article is sponsored by:

The heady days of online grocery shopping during the pandemic may have passed, but there's a new equilibrium setting in, says Steiner.

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Row, row robo-boats, gently down the data stream - a new age of autonomous shipping sets sail This article is sponsored by:

The UK is helping a robot launch a future vision of autonomous sea transport. What are the advantages and risks of this new technology?

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Robophobia and how to cure it - why robots need to meet human needs and not just look like us This article is sponsored by:

China’s World Robot Conference showcased a fast-maturing industry and exposed the contrast between the real world of robotic innovation with what the public and media imagine the future will look like.

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How Target's omni-channel leap of faith 5 years ago set it up for retail's COVID crisis and beyond This article is sponsored by:

In 2016, US retailer Target set off on an omni-channel transformation journey that 'loved the store'; in 2020, that foresight paid off during the COVID crisis. Where to now in the Vaccine Economy?

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Robot empowerment - a viable alternative to Asimov's three laws of robotics? This article is sponsored by:

Human-robot interaction is upon us - we're in dire need of a framework that makes sense. Asimov's three laws of robotics are one model, but is it applicable to today's robots? An alternative based on robot "empowerment" is worth a close look.

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