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Can the rapid advances in technology create a jobless future?

June 17th, 2015 at 8:38 am » Comments Off

“We are interested in robots that create and are creative,”  Hod Lipson describes his Creative Machines Lab captures his ambitions. Lipson is an engineering professor at Cornell University. He is one of the world’s leading experts on artificial intelligence and robotics. His research projects provide a peek into the intriguing possibilities of machines and automation, […]



Look what’s coming down the robotics pike

June 16th, 2015 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

Amazon has 15,000 robots in warehouse jobs to work beside humans. In his latest article, futurist speaker Thomas Frey states, “we are less than a decade away from workerless factories, robots with their own bank accounts, Watson-like judges dolling out sentences in court, and having wars filled with robots fighting other robots.”  



Dutch designer plans to 3-D print a steel bridge in mid-air

June 16th, 2015 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

Dutch designer Joris Laarman will build a bridge in 2017 by wheeling a robot to the brink of a canal in Amsterdam. He will push an “on” button and then walk away. When he returns in two months, the Netherlands will have a new, one-of-a-kind bridge, 3-D printed in a steel arc over the waters. […]



Creating Humanless Distribution Networks

June 8th, 2015 at 2:56 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  A couple weeks ago I was asked to speak at the 8th annual Turkish Postal Symposium in Antalya, Turkey on the future of the postal industry. This was a fascinating gathering of thought leaders to discuss next generation postal service. I focused my talk around a central question – “How long will it be […]



Ambulance drones on the rise

June 8th, 2015 at 2:43 pm » Comments Off

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos caused quite a stir in December 2013, with the announcement of his company’s plans to offer 30-minute product deliveries via unmanned aerial vehicles (more commonly referred to as “drones”).  



World’s first robot chef can prepare 2000 different dishes, with $0 pay

June 5th, 2015 at 7:19 pm » Comments Off

The push for an increased minimum wage just went right out the automated window…  



The Black Hat Robots are Coming

June 2nd, 2015 at 4:07 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  It’s ironic, this whole effort to work so hard to make working obsolete, or in the case of artificial intelligence, the effort to think so hard to make thinking obsolete. But then it should really come as no mystery. Machines are far superior to people. Every worker brings their own set of […]



What technologies will be required for the robots of the future?

May 19th, 2015 at 4:59 pm » Comments Off

It might sound like science fiction, but someday, thanks to creative scientists and engineers, our world may contain autonomous or semi-autonomous robots working with people, helping us do tasks that are better suited for machines.  



New factory with 100 printers, only 3 employees

May 11th, 2015 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

Last week, CloudDDM revealed a first-of-its kind, fully-automated 3D printing factory right in the heart of UPS’ worldwide hub in Louisville, Ky, that will be able to use the tie-in to UPS to ship its products quickly.  



This is probably the fastest quadcopter you’ve ever seen

May 11th, 2015 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Don’t blink when you watch the video below, because the Quadmovr is one of the fastest, most nimble drones you’ll ever see.  



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