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Robot farmers have successfully planted and harvested barley by themselves

October 16th, 2017 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Robot-ran farms have the potential to increase efficiency in the agriculture industry.



Amazon’s Alexa can now recognize different voices and give personalized responses

October 13th, 2017 at 9:40 am » Comments Off

Your Echo just got smart enough to tell you apart from the people you live with.



Tiny robots serve as programmable molecular assembly machines

October 2nd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

September 23, 2017 – If you can make a robot small enough and then give it an arm like the Canadarm on the International Space Station, could you have it build things a molecule at a time? That’s the challenge that scientists at The University of Manchester decided to accept, and voila, the result, a […]



Robots will take over these three medical niches first

September 13th, 2017 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

We’re no stranger to robotics in the medical field. Robot-assisted surgery is becoming more and more common. Many training programs are starting to include robotic and virtual reality scenarios to provide hands-on training for students without putting patients at risk.



Reverence for robots: Japanese workers treasure automation

August 24th, 2017 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

MORIYA, Japan (AP) — Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds — 1,500 a minute, to be exact — on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo.



MIT’s food computer is changing the future of the way we eat

August 6th, 2017 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

When was the last time you ate something you grew? For many of us, the answer might well be “never.” Farming, increasingly, is something that happens in distant states or even distant lands, with the results flown or trucked in for us to pick over. But how we eat is straining the environment, and as […]



Four futurists weigh in on the jobs of the future

June 24th, 2017 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

Many people are scared of the future. With every science fiction movie that portrays technology as evil, and let’s be honest, that’s the theme of almost every science fiction movie that’s ever existed, it’s easy to develop some paranoia about the dangers ahead. However, much of today’s technology is giving us super-human abilities. The same […]



Self-driving doctor brings the doctor to you

June 24th, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Even those of us fortunate enough to have good health insurance will often put off seeing a doctor when we probably should. Often it’s simply a matter of logistics. We feel like we can’t take the time off work, or arrange transportation, or get childcare to make the trip. But what if the doctor just comes you? In […]



Your next job interview could be with a recruiter bot

June 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Some worry artificial intelligence will steal human jobs — but one startup is betting that its AI will actually help you get a job. San Francisco-based Mya Systems has developed an AI recruiter that can evaluate resumes, schedule and conduct applicant screenings, and even congratulate you on your first day of work.



Man vs. machine – predicting the year when machines win

June 19th, 2017 at 6:07 pm » Comments Off

Don’t expect to see a human behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler after 2027. Or a set of human hands performing a delicate surgery after 2053. According to a new study from Oxford and Yale University researchers, those are the years artificial intelligence is slated to take over each of those tasks. And so it […]



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