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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 […]

Meet your future package delivery team: A self-driving vehicle and a robot

July 26th, 2019 at 12:41 am » Comments Off

  Digit uses its hands made of rubber balls to lift boxes that weigh up to 40 pounds, and has the ability to sidestep objects in its path and walk up staircases. In may, damion shelton, the CEO of Agility Robotics, watched nervously as his new robot, Digit, attempted a groundbreaking feat: delivering a package […]

A hospital introduced a robot to help nurses. They didn’t expect it to be so popular

July 21st, 2019 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

  A hospital introduced a robot to help nurses. They didn’t expect it to be so popular Moxi is a robot designed to make nurses’ lives easier. But the friendly bot is turning out to be a welcome presence for some patients, too. Nurses are in high demand: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports […]

Battle underway at the port of LA : Driverless cargo handlers vs. jobs

July 19th, 2019 at 8:44 am » Comments Off

  LA WATCHDOG–On Friday, June 28, the Los Angeles City Council will consider a motion by Councilman Joe Buscaino to assert jurisdiction over a decision by the Board of Harbor Commissioners to approve a minor construction permit that would allow Maersk, the world’s largest shipper of cargo containers, and its subsidiary, APM Terminals, to install […]

The second coming of the robot pet

July 16th, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

  MITA YUN DIDN’T get into robotics to save the world. The lunar rovers she built as a student at Carnegie Mellon, and the software she developed as an engineer for Google—that stuff was just practice. The things Yun really wanted to make were friends. Yun had hungered for companionship since she was a little […]

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