COVID-19 and manufacturing

April 15, 2020 09:15 am

MUNICH – As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, the risks inherent in global supply chains are more apparent than ever. Rather than await a return to business as usual, with manufacturing activities concentrated in countries where labor is cheap and plentiful, advanced-economy companies are shifting their focus to the lowest-wage workers of all: robots.

We are bit familiar with the robotics scene in Nepal. Not only working as waiters in restaurants and cafes, we see robots competing on a football match, race and so on. Despite all those, there are many who carry a mindset of robotics being waste of energy and time.

RUPANDEHI, Sept 5: Nineteen years old Subin Sunuwar of Kanchan Rural Municipality-3, Rudrapur has raised quite a few eyebrows by inventing a talking robot and a motorcycle using locally available resources.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: A team of three students of the Pulchowk Engineering Campus; Abhish Khanal, Subhash Timalsina, and Sushan Paudel will be heading for Vietnam to participate in a robotics competition, which will see participation of students from over 22 countries. As part of a pre-event, they demonstrated their robots on the campus on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The second edition of BattleBot was held on the sidelines of Subisu CAN Info-Tech 2018 being organized at the Bhrikutimandap Exhibition Ground. BattleBot 2.0 was jointly organized by Online Media Group (OMG) and Robotics Association of Nepal (RAN) in support of Khalti on January 27-28.

Resist the robots, invest in people

January 7, 2018 00:12 am

MANILA – A knitting factory in Bangladesh brings together the past, present, and future. On one floor, workers knit by hand. On another, people and machines do the work together. And on a third floor, there are only robots.

Bikalpa Dhungana, 18, is a youth inventor of Nepal. Originally from Manpang, Tanahun, he is studying science at Pokhara Multimodal College, Pokhara.

It’s the robots, stupid

March 1, 2017 00:35 am

With the Robot Age on the horizon, representative democracy that we have now in Nepal will be replaced by direct democracy

Actor Michael Fassbender has confirmed that he will play more than one character in Alien: Covenant.

In pictures: When robots competed

June 25, 2016 18:18 pm

KATHMANDU, June 25: Nine teams from across the country participated in the IOE Robocon 2016 National level Robot Contest organized by Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University at Nepal Army Sports and Physical Training Center.

KATHMANDU, June 18: How can a robot faced with the diverse topography of Nepal – from the Tarai plain towards tortuous rugged Himalayan terrain – transport communications equipment to Pokhara and salt to Mustang?