Andra Keay, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics, Julien Seret, Business Development Director, Aldebaran, and Erica Young, Advisor, Insight Robotics.

Dr Kathleen Richardson has called for a ban on sex robots. Specifically, the ones that look like humans. They’re already being sold and if the Roxxx(...)

Dried up: the UN Global Pulse unit monitors social network messages from Twitter and elsewhere for early-warning signals of a disease outbreak, crop failure or economic turmoil in a region of a developing country. Photograph: Reuters

The timing and technology are right to bring the power of digital sensing to the poor to improve health, safety and education.That is the driving assu(...)

A law passed last year by Spain’s government is wooing foreign entrepreneurs by  requiring them to have little more than a government-vetted business plan, health insurance and enough money to support themselves while living in Spain.

Last year, after more than a decade in Silicon Valley, Stacia Carr helped sell the company she was running and went looking for a change of pace. “The(...)

Peter Diamandis, chairman and chief executive of the X Prize Foundation: “Most CEOs today are focused on quarterly returns . . . They are unaware of [what is coming down the track] which will be massively disruptive”. Photograph: Nadine Rupp/Getty Images

Dr Peter Diamandis is a man who sees the future in the present. His mission he says is “to open the space frontier for humanity” and he believes it is(...)

Rally Fighter: Local Motors first car, it  was built and funded by a co-creation community of enthusiasts, hobbyists, innovators and professionals.

John “Jay” Rogers jnr leans against a wall in a corridor in the bowels of the Lincoln centre in New York. He has just delivered a speech to a room ful(...)

A Jedi figure printed with a 3D printer and displayed during the Inside 3D Printing conferencein New York last year. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Avi Reichental, the chief executive of 3D Systems a $5 billion maker of three-dimensional printers, has said his company is considering opening an (...)

Google warned that regulating the web would cost jobs and help dictators.  Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The fallout from the European Court of Justice’s ruling that we have a right to be forgotten on the internet has yet to cross the Atlantic. Google has(...)

“The internationalisation of angel investing is just starting,” says David Rose, “which is great news for entrepreneurs.”

David Rose started his first business at the age of 10. Since then, the now 57-year-old has founded six companies, invested in 90 start-ups and is one(...)

Vivek Wadhwa: “We’ve messed up the magic formula. It used to be that you could get a green card [in the US] within 18 months. Now it takes about 15 years.”

In just a few years, successful entrepreneur-turned-academic Vivek Wadhwa has become the go-to guy in the United States for research into a phe(...)