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Microbots: Microsoft’s multi-pronged robotics play takes shape

February 3, 2017

Microsoft is working on a variety of robotics-related projects, some public, some not, across the company. http://www.zdnet.com/article/microbots-microsofts-multi-pronged-robotics-play-takes-shape/ By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft | January 27, 2017...

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Robots Are Taking Over Oil Rigs

January 27, 2017

Automation means wells need only five workers, down from 20 By David Wethe Bloomberg Robots Are Replacing Up To 75% Of Jobs On Oil Drilling Rigs January‎ ‎23‎, ‎2017‎...

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Universal Robots signs up Cimtec Automation as US distributor

January 20, 2017

Partnership augments Cimtec’s automation component offering to southeast US January 12, 2017 Mark Allinson Universal Robots signs up Cimtec Automation as US distributor Cimtec Automation has been selected as...

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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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