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Cockroach movement used to design robots

Often deemed repulsive and unwanted, cockroaches are experiencing a second life in labs as tools to help design robots that can scale treacherous terrain. Places like a landscape after an enormous explosion or the surface of a foreign, alien planet ...

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The Shift: His 2020 Campaign Message: The Robots Are Coming

Alarmist? Sure. But Mr. Yang’s doomsday prophecy echoes the concerns of a growing number of labor economists and tech experts who are worried about the coming economic consequences of automation. A 2017 report by McKinsey & Company, the consulting firm, ...

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Characters' heads are falling off Disney ride robots

Some poor unfortunate soul’s head is going to roll for this Disneyland malfunction. Thanks to the sharing capabilities of social media, it was revealed that two Disney theme parks suffered headless robot glitches on opposite sides of the world. The ...

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Stripper robots make their debut in Las Vegas during CES 2018

Stripper robots make their debut in Las Vegas during CES 2018 For the first time in the world, robotic exotic dancers worked the pole. The “stripper robots” made their debut at the Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas during CES. ...

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Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

A Tepco guide explained this was because the central plant grounds had been deforested and paved over, sealing in contaminated soil. Continue reading the main story During a recent visit, the mood within the plant was noticeably more relaxed, though ...

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Tech We’re Using: Encountering Robots While Still Using Fax Machines in Japan

Twitter is very popular in Japan, so if we want to get a sense of the mood about a particular breaking news story — much as we do in the United States — my researchers will scan Twitter or Facebook ...

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Robots and Humans Team Up at Amazon

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Amazon’s warehouses, which now employ more than 125,000 people across the United States, are being outfitted with the latest in robots and tech, but not at the expense of human jobs. NYT > Technology

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In the Future, Warehouse Robots Will Learn on Their Own

“We’re learning from simulated models and then applying that to real work,” said Ken Goldberg, the Berkeley professor who oversees the university’s automation lab. The robot was far from perfect, and it could be several years before it is seen ...

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As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles

But start-ups and researchers are scrambling to overcome the many remaining technical obstacles. Amazon even sponsors an annual contest to encourage more innovation in the category. Mr. Ford, the author, believes it is just a matter of time before the ...

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Protecting Humans and Jobs From Robots Is 5 Tech Giants’ Goal

Photo Attendees examining a robot at a Microsoft developers conference in March. Credit David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Five major technology companies said Wednesday that they had created an organization to set the ground rules for protecting humans — and their jobs ...

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