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MIT-designed robot can disinfect a warehouse floor in 30 minutes — and could one day be employed in grocery stores and schools

July 13th, 2020 at 5:03 pm » Comments Off

This coronavirus-killing MIT robot could end up in your local supermarket (CNN)MIT has designed a robot that is capable of disinfecting the floor of a 4,000-square foot warehouse in only half an hour, and it could one day be used to clean your local grocery store or school. The university’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence […]

Tiny weed-killing robots could make pesticides obsolete

July 12th, 2020 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

This swarm of robots may herald a chemical-free food revolution The fleet of Greenfield Robotics weedbots ready and waiting for beta test trials. Photos courtesy of Greenfield Robotics. Clint Brauer’s farm outside of Cheney, Kansas, could be described as Old MacDonald’s Farm plus robots. Along with 5,500 square feet of vegetable-growing greenhouses, classes teaching local […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The most intimate areas of your vacation will be deep-cleaned by a freaky robot

June 22nd, 2020 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

Hotels, planes, and restaurants want your dollars back. Here are some of their plans to make it safe. It’s something we look forward to all year: summer vacation. This time-honored tradition is an opportunity to get away from the stress of our daily lives and see new places, dip our toes in cool waters, or […]

Disrupting death: Could we really live forever in digital form?

June 12th, 2020 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Virtual reality, robots, chatbots and holograms could allow us to exist perpetually. Whether we should choose the option is a different story. In 2016, Jang Ji-sung’s young daughter Nayeon passed away from a blood-related disease. But in February, the South Korean mother was reunited with her daughter in virtual reality. Experts constructed a version of […]

How coronavirus set the stage for a techno-future with robots and AI

May 27th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

The coronavirus pandemic has fast-forwarded the functions and roles of robots and artificial intelligence Not so long ago, the concept of a fully automated store seemed something of a curiosity. Now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of relying on computers and robotics, and checking out groceries by simply picking them off […]

San Antonio robotics firm becomes first to prove its robots kill coronavirus

May 19th, 2020 at 5:39 pm » Comments Off

Xenex’s patented LightStrike robots have been deployed in more than 500 healthcare facilities worldwide to destroy pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 that can cause deadly infections. San Antonio robotics company Xenex Disinfection Services has become the first to scientifically prove its robot can sterilize a room of the SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – and […]

Five ways that coronavirus will change the way we eat

April 23rd, 2020 at 7:17 pm » Comments Off

A self-driving food delivery robot might appear in a post-pandemic world in which consumers want to avoid human contact.  These are unprecedented times. One thing is for sure— with the widespread acceptance that coronavirus originated in an exotic meat market in China, there has been a massive consumer rethink around food. This shift is impacting […]

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