How tech helped us get through 2020

How tech helped us get through 2020

1. Robotics revolutionized hospitality

Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands

Location: Kerbala, Iraq

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Location: Shanghai, China

2. Drones rose to social distancing challenges

Location: Moneygall, Ireland

(SOUNDBITE) (English) FIDELMA GLEESON, MONEYGALL RESIDENT SAYING: "Well it means an awful lot to me. I'm 70 years of age and I have to get a lot of medicines and that and for groceries and everything it's absolutely fantastic that it's delivered by drone."

Location: Singapore

3. Consumer electronics ramped up a gear

Samsung's folding phone

LG's rollable and transparent TV

4. The race for autonomous cars quickened pace

Location: Cranfield England

Location: San Francisco, California

Location: London, England

Courtesy: The Academy of Robotics

5. A.I. eased lockdown loneliness

Courtesy: PORTL

(SOUNDBITE) (English) FOUNDER AND CEO OF PORTL, DAVID NUSSBAUM, SAYING:"Instead of Skype, which is great and FaceTime, it's amazing, you know we use that stuff all the time, but what if you could stand opposite your loved ones and look at them in their eyes in their real human-sized form?"

Location: Ostend, Belgium