Pandemic’s robot ‘heroes’ shines at tech show

Publication date 17 January 2021 | 20:53 | ICT

Robots that helped people survive and stay safe over the past year are touting their value at the tech industry’s annual extravaganza amid a pandemic which has given fresh momentum to the robotics sector.



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