AI robot Ai-Da presents her original artworks in University of Oxford exhibition

An exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture made by Ai-Da, a humanoid robot with artificial intelligence, has been unveiled at a gallery in the UK. Ai-Da, who is named after pioneering scientist... Read more »

SHoP and Gensler reveal designs for Uber Air Skyports

US studios SHoP Architects and Gensler are among eight practices that have created concept designs of “skyports” for Uber, which will be hubs for both ground-based and drone taxi fleets. The Uber Air... Read more »

Watch our talk with Liam Young exploring how drones will change cities live from London

Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs will speak to speculative architect Liam Young about drones, the topic of Dezeen’s short film Elevation, in a talk at the Building Centre in London tonight.... Read more »

Sony explores robot-human relationships with Affinity in Autonomy exhibition

Sony has staged an artificial intelligence-themed exhibition, featuring a field of white spheres that move as if they have their own personalities. The Japanese electronics company took over Spazio Zegna during Milan... Read more »

Aitor Throup develops “speed-warping” technique for The SLP music video

Kasabian’s Sergio Pizzorno had to sing in a “crazy” mix of slow and fast speeds to achieve the glitchy effect in the music video for Favourites, directed by designer Aitor Throup. Throup,... Read more »

CounterBug is a digital self-defence device that eases cyber paranoia

Glasgow School of Art graduate Erlend Prendergast has designed a modular robotic device that talks back to Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa in order to protect users from digital surveillance. Prendergast developed the... Read more »

Drone-equipped hospitals could be resilient to disasters

Architecture and engineering firm Leo A Daly has proposed building “drone-powered” hospitals in hurricane-prone areas, which could continue operating even when roads are closed or destroyed. The firm’s Miami design office, led... Read more »

Amazon to deliver purchases by drone “within months”

Amazon’s all-electric Prime Air drone is expected to start autonomously delivering packages to customers within months, in a bid to get orders to buyers faster than the one-day delivery service. The news... Read more »

Apple unveils new OS designed just for the iPad

Apple has launched its first dedicated operating system for the iPad, making it easier to multitask, manage files and use Apple Pencil. Revealed at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose,... Read more »

IKEA and Ori collaborate on robotic furniture for small-space living

IKEA has partnered with American start-up Ori on Rognan, a shape-shifting furniture system that moves robotically to create more flexible living areas in compact homes. Unveiled this week at Democratic Design Days,... Read more »