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Coronavirus: Robots use light beams to zap hospital viruses

March 31st, 2020 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

The UVD robot takes about 20 minutes to treat a room “Please leave the room, close the door and start a disinfection,” says a voice from the robot. “It says it in Chinese as well now,” Simon Ellison, vice president of UVD Robots, tells me as he demonstrates the machine. Through a glass window we […]

Helicopter drone is made to drop bombs on forest fires

March 30th, 2020 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

The QilingUAV JC260, loaded up and ready to go  One of the good things about drones is the fact that they can safely be flown in conditions that would prove hazardous for crewed aircraft. That’s where the JC260 unmanned helicopter comes in, as it’s designed to fight forest fires. Created by Chinese manufacturer QilingUAV, the […]

Coronavirus pandemic could prove ‘tipping point’ for robots looking after humans, scientists and experts say

March 27th, 2020 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

A hotel in China used a robot to deliver food to people in coronavirus quarantine ( XHN ) Robotics experts say AI and machines could save lives by performing the ‘dull, dirty and dangerous’ jobs The development of robots to save lives and reduce human exposure to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak could lead to a […]

Volkswagen’s latest robot makes charging your electric vehicle as easy as charging your phone!

March 27th, 2020 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

With the world’s population under quarantine, nature is showing signs of coming back to life, literally! With reports coming in globally – dolphins in the ports of Cagliari, China seeing clear blue skies to even fishes swimming in clear canal water of Venice, it is obvious that when humanity makes a true effort to save […]

Taipei to start uncrewed bus road testing in May

March 23rd, 2020 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

DRIVERLESS: Autonomous vehicles are a solution to a shortage of nighttime bus drivers, officials said, with tests being conducted on Xinyi’s dedicated bus lanes The Taipei Department of Transportation yesterday announced that it would start road tests for autonomous buses in May and allow city residents to take part in the trial services beginning in […]

Einride is hiring its first autonomous truck operators

March 23rd, 2020 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Einride is hiring autonomous pod operators in both the U.S. and Sweden with the new jobs set to begin later this year. Einride, a Swedish technology company that designs, develops and sells driverless electrified trucks and logistical solutions, has announced it will be hiring the first autonomous and remote truck operator in the freight mobility […]

The Future of our partnership with machines

March 20th, 2020 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

I’m often asked questions about the future of work. Will the machines takeover? How long until the human race declines? And how many jobs will go away? One new book that thoughtfully approaches these topics of how we will work symbiotically with machines and how we can all evolve to benefit together is HUMAN/MACHINE: The […]

In the age of automation, technology will be essential to reskilling the workforce

March 13th, 2020 at 2:48 pm » Comments Off

Employees sort parcels with automated guided vehicles (AGVs) at a logistic centre of a postal service in China last November. Manufacturing as we know it isn’t quite dead – but it will be soon. We’re at the cusp of a major transformation where the classic factory worker’s tasks will soon be digitized and managed by […]

How hard will the robots make us work

March 7th, 2020 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

In warehouses, call centers, and other sectors, intelligent machines are managing humans, and they’re making work more stressful, grueling, and dangerous On conference stages and at campaign rallies, tech executives and politicians warn of a looming automation crisis — one where workers are gradually, then all at once, replaced by intelligent machines. But their warnings […]

New algorithm for self-driving vehicles has a bold ‘collision-free guarantee’

March 6th, 2020 at 10:40 am » Comments Off

Northwestern University researchers tested their invention on a swarm of 100 robots  Algorithm for self-driving vehicles could reduce traffic and crashes Northwestern University. Researchers have developed an algorithm that could stop self-driving vehicles from getting in crashes and traffic jams. The team from Northwestern University (NU) claims their invention is “the first decentralized algorithm with a collision-free, […]

MIT tech lets self-driving cars “see” under surface of road

March 5th, 2020 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

In poor visibility, your car could look for landmarks — under the surface of the road.  MIT is working on self-driving technology that allows cars to “see” through the ground up to a depth of ten feet below the surface of the road. The idea is to allow self-driving cars to figure out exactly where […]

Amazon is expanding its cashierless Go model into a full-blown grocery store

March 5th, 2020 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

The first Amazon Go Grocery opens today in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district Amazon is getting more serious about its brick-and-mortar retail ambitions with its first-ever Amazon-branded grocery store. The store opens today in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district, confirming reports from last year that Amazon was developing a more ambitious version of its cashier-less Go model. […]

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