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Restaurants are in need of a helping hand. Miso Robotics is offering one. Literally

July 2nd, 2020 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

Flippy the robot flips cooks burgers to perfection. Dining out looks pretty different these days. It’s natural to pine for the past, but many quick service restauranteurs are also looking ahead to a future where automation will be the key to drastically increasing their notoriously thin margins and allowing their workers to shine in the […]

Nuro partners with CVS Pharmacy to deliver medicines using its autonomous vehicle

July 1st, 2020 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

Nuro is partnering with CVS Pharmacy to deliver medicines using its autonomous vehicle.  Starting this month, the “first-of-its-kind partnership” brings Nuro into the health space as the startup utilizes its fleet of autonomous vehicles to deliver prescriptions and essentials across three zip codes in Houston, Texas. Pharma is the third industry sector in which Nuro […]

An artificial skin made with graphene could revolutionize robotic surgery

July 1st, 2020 at 11:53 am » Comments Off

Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery is an area receiving broad attention worldwide because of its strong potential to advance new levels of healthcare. In Europe, the robotics and cognitive science communities have been independently pursuing research in this field, making significant, but fragmented contributions. Furthermore, strong surgical instrument manufacturers are now present in Europe. Robotic […]

The Self-Driving car race between Tesla, GM and Ford takes a big turn

July 1st, 2020 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Tesla’s Autopilot uses a different guiding technology than GM’s Super Cruise and Ford’s new ADAS. It took Tesla years to convince the old automobile world that electric is the future and drag the world’s largest gasoline carmakers into the race of electric vehicles. Now, the Elon Musk-run EV pioneer, which recently surpassed Toyota to become […]

Dog-like robots now on sale for $75,000, with conditions

June 29th, 2020 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

FILE – In this May 24, 2018, file photo, a Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot walks through a conference room during a robotics summit in Boston. Boston Dynamics on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 started selling its four-legged Spot robots online for just under $75,000 each. The agile robots can walk, climb stairs and open doors. But […]

The robots continue to invade the fast food sphere

June 29th, 2020 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

A KFC in Moscow sends chicken along a conveyor belt to be delivered by a robotic arm. The last dispatch from The Takeout’s robot beat was May 5. That’s six whole weeks during which the robots, unbothered by our human troubles, continued making advancements in their quest to replace the human race. As is so […]

Robots will take 50 million jobs in the next decade. These are the skills you’ll need to stay employed

June 29th, 2020 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

A new report finds that automation will take over a significant part of work activities in Europe by 2030.  In the next 10 years, robots will take over 50 million jobs. More than 90 million workers across Europe (about 40% of the total workforce) will have to develop significant new skills within their current roles […]

AI autonomous cars and the problem of where to drop off riders

June 26th, 2020 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

Having the AI self-driving car know where to drop off human passengers is a puzzling problem not high on the priority list of developers. Determining where to best drop-off a passenger can be a problematic issue. It seems relatively common and downright unnerving that oftentimes a ridesharing service or taxi unceremoniously opts to drop you […]

Robot waiters serve drinks and take temperatures at this Dutch restaurant

June 25th, 2020 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

View of a serving robot at restaurant Dadawan on May 28, 2020 in Maastricht, Netherlands. Robots will serve food and drinks to the customers as well as to measure body temperature before customers enter the restaurant. Restaurants and cafes will re-open in The Netherlands on June 1st. as part of the Coronavirus lockdown ease. Robots […]

This wearable robotic arm can hold tools, pick fruit, and punch through walls

June 22nd, 2020 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

Doc Ock, is that you? We’ve always had a soft spot for supernumerary robotic limbs here at The Verge, but this latest example of the genre is one of the most impressive we’ve seen to date. Designed by researchers at the Université de Sherbrooke in Canada, it’s a hydraulic arm that sits on the wearer’s […]

Who will own the cars that drive themselves?

June 21st, 2020 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

Self-driving Uber vehicles in a lot in Pittsburgh. One vision of the future sees fleets of cars hailed as people need a lift and less private vehicle ownership.  Fleets of vehicles roaming streets waiting to be hailed are more efficient. But the coronavirus has made people think twice about the future of car ownership even […]

Pandemic alters carmakers’ driverless plans. Here’s how

June 20th, 2020 at 12:55 pm » Comments Off

Detroit — The coronavirus pandemic is proving to be yet another obstacle for the self-driving and ride-sharing movement, delaying the widely touted arrival of next-generation automotive technology. Ford Motor Co. is postponing for a year the commercial deployment of its autonomous vehicles. Waymo LLC, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc., had to temporarily […]

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