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9 technology mega trends that will change the world in 2018

December 12th, 2017 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Some tech trends fizzle out and die a quiet death, while others are so significant that they transform our world and how we live in it. Here are the top nine tech mega-trends that I believe will define 2018 and beyond.



Japan is embracing nursing-care robots

December 9th, 2017 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

Around 5,000 nursing-care homes across the country are testing robots.



Artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers

November 30th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Soft robotics has made leaps and bounds over the last decade as researchers around the world have experimented with different materials and designs to allow once rigid, jerky machines to bend and flex in ways that mimic and can interact more naturally with living organisms. However, increased flexibility and dexterity has a trade-off of reduced […]



This robot-run 3D printing farm is the future of light manufacturing

October 25th, 2017 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

Even small businesses are now running lights-out facilities using robots and automation.



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 […]



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