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The last robot-proof job in America?

August 20th, 2019 at 9:55 am » Comments Off

  Robert DiGregorio, known in the Fulton Fish Market as Bobby Tuna, possesses a blend of discernment and arcane fish knowledge that, so far, computers have yet to replicate.Photograph by Mike Segar / Reuters Fish: the final frontier in food delivery. At this point, you can get warm cookies, vodka, and locally grown rutabaga brought […]

Gatik’s self-driving vans have started shuttling groceries for Walmart

August 19th, 2019 at 2:08 pm » Comments Off

Gatik AI, the autonomous vehicle startup that’s aiming for the sweet middle spot in the world of logistics, is officially on the road through a partnership with Walmart .  The company received approval from the Arkansas Highway Commissioner’s office to launch a commercial service with Walmart . Gatik’s autonomous vehicles (with a human safety driver […]

Autonomous sweepers keep roads clean in major Chinese cities

August 18th, 2019 at 2:23 am » Comments Off

Over 100 of these self-driving vehicles, which automatically clean and water road surfaces, are already in operation. When designing systems to anticipate what other drivers and pedestrians will do, automakers are finding that building self-driving vehicles is turning out to be harder, slower, and costlier than they thought. The same may not be true of […]

There are two models for truck platooning: Which will win?

August 18th, 2019 at 2:20 am » Comments Off

  Volvo Trucks North America and FedEx Successfully Demonstrated a Truck Platooning in North Carolina  Truckload carriers and private fleet owners are paying increased attention to truck platooning. In platooning, trucks are connected using direct vehicle to vehicle communication. This allows the rear truck to react nearly simultaneously to the actions of the front truck. […]

Desperate for workers, aging Japan turns to robots for healthcare

August 14th, 2019 at 6:45 am » Comments Off

A woman wearing a Cyberdyne lumbar robotic suit, which is designed to help her walk, gets an assist from caregiver Asami Konishi. TSUKUBA, Japan — In America and other aging societies around the world, it has become common for the elderly to be cared for by their graying children or older workers. That’s largely because […]

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