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CMU-led nonprofit lands major robotics grant

January 13, 2017

The U.S. Department of Defense is announcing today that American Robotics, an independent non-profit spawned by Carnegie Mellon University will receive more than $250 million to launch the Advanced...

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Mining 24 Hours a Day with Robots

January 6, 2017

Mining companies are rolling out autonomous trucks, drills, and trains, which will boost efficiency but also reduce the need for human employees. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603170/mining-24-hours-a-day-with-robots/ by Tom Simonite December 28, 2016...

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Five applications for craft beer robots

December 30, 2016

by Alex Owen-Hill and Robotiq Inc. http://robohub.org/five-applications-for-craft-beer-robots/ December 28, 2016 What tasks in a craft brewery can you do with a collaborative robot? Here are five options to improve...

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New rules boost Chinese robot production

December 23, 2016

By Ma Si, Zhu Lixin | China Daily | Updated: 2016-12-15 04:04 www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2016-12/15/content_27672692.htm Government regulations expected to elevate competitive strength of key Chinese industry China will publish standards to...

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Robots won’t kill the workforce. They’ll save the global economy.

December 16, 2016

Across the world, the labor pool isn’t growing fast enough to support our needs. https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/12/02/robots-wont-kill-the-workforce-theyll-save-the-global-economy/?utm_term=.bce28f3e70e5 By Ruchir Sharma PostEverything December 2 Ruchir Sharma, chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley...

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Russian android robot Fedor can screw in light bulbs and do splits

December 9, 2016

December 9, 2016 TASS http://rbth.com/science_and_tech/2016/12/09/russian-android-robot-fedor-can-screw-in-light-bulbs-and-do-splits_655053 The Russian android robot called Fedor (Fyodor) can do the splits and screw in a light bulb, CEO of Android Technics Research and Production...

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How Artificial Intelligence and Robots Will Radically Transform the Economy

December 2, 2016

By Kevin Maney 11/30/16 http://www.newsweek.com/2016/12/09/robot-economy-artificial-intelligence-jobs-happy-ending-526467.html All those dire predictions about the automated economy sound like a sci-fi horror film from the ’50s: Robots are coming to take your jobs,...

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Craft breweries and robots: perfect industry for collaborative robots?

November 25, 2016

by Alex Owen-Hill, Robotiq Inc. November 23, 2016 http://robohub.org/craft-breweries-and-robots/ Craft brewing could be the perfect industry for collaborative robots. But, does automation mean losing your artisan status? We find...

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‘Believe it or not, automation may bring jobs back to the US’

November 18, 2016

November 16, 2016 David Edwards https://roboticsandautomationnews.com/2016/11/16/believe-it-or-not-automation-may-bring-jobs-back-to-the-us/8651/ One of the major concerns among blue collar workers is the fear that robotic automation will take jobs that are sorely needed by...

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Tesla Buying Germany’s Grohmann Engineering To Automate, Accelerate Production

November 11, 2016

Alan Ohnsman , FORBES STAFF Covering the intersection of technology, autos and mobility http://www.forbes.com/sites/alanohnsman/2016/11/08/tesla-buying-germanys-grohmann-engineering-to-automate-accelerate-production/#694382de2d84 In the midst of seeking investor approval for a merger with SolarCity Corp., Tesla made...

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