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Starship Technologies' robots, created in Estonia, are delivering items in Washington, D.C.

GOT A CASE OF THE MUNCHIES? CALL A LOCAL DELIVERY BOT

The robot moves like a giant remote-control car, except there's no remote. It's driving entirely on its own, navigating the sidewalk using artificial intelligence technology that draws input from nine cameras all around the rim, GPS, and sensors that help identify the speed of pedestrians in the area. via NPR Read More

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US TREASURY SEC ON ROBOTS TAKING US JOBS: “IT’S NOT EVEN ON OUR RADAR SCREEN…50-100 MORE YEARS”

How total employment will be affected is not clear to consultancy firm PwC, which noted that the rise of artificial intelligence and robotics would, in itself, create new roles. via CNBC Read more

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  • IROBOT CEO ROLLS OUT NONPROFIT, RISE, FOCUSED ON ECO-ROBOTS

    By Gregory Huang via Xconomy

    Colin Angle was diving off the coast of Bermuda with his wife, Erika, when he saw some unusual fish: bright stripes, big spines, slow-moving. Knowing who Angle was, the captain suggested he design a robot to capture the fish. Read more >

  • STAYING RICH WITHOUT MANUFACTURING WILL BE HARD

    By Noah Smith via Bloomberg View

    U.S. leaders should listen to manufacturing skeptics a little bit less, and pay more attention to those who say the sector is crucial. Read more >

  • MOST WESTERNERS DISTRUST ROBOTS – BUT WHAT IF THEY FREE US FOR A BETTER LIFE?

    By Tim Dunlop via The Guardian

    You might not have a problem with robots stacking shelves in a warehouse or a supermarket but how comfortable are you with a robot babysitting your child? Or looking after your aged parents? How do you feel about robot soldiers? Or robot sex workers? Read more >

  • THE RISE OF CHINESE ROBOTICS

    By Dan Steinbock via The Straits Times

    Today, China is rebalancing from a low-cost "world factory" to a world-class advanced-manufacturing power, which is precipitated by new technology-related initiatives, including Strategic Emerging Industries, Sci-Tech Innovation 2030, Internet Plus, and Made in China 2025. Read more >

  • COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS ENABLING MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE AND PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH

    By Jeremy Marvel via Manufacturing Extension Partnership

    The technology is deceptively straight-forward. These are, for all intents and purposes, industrial robots. Yet, on average, collaborative robots are lighter, cheaper, and consume less power than their traditional industrial robot brethren. Their safety and ease-of-use, however, are what set them apart. Read more >

  • WHY CONSIDER ADDING SHOP CLASSES BACK INTO HIGH SCHOOLS?

    via Tag Team Manufacturing

    It's important to make certain that many students have skills and experiences that will help them find employment right after high school. Every student won’t choose college. Even many of those who do pursue higher education can benefit from more hands-on training and experiences during their high school years. Read more >

  • THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION HAS STARTED IN CHINA

    By George Zarkadakis via Huffington Post

    According to the International Federation of Robotics China has become the biggest buyer of robots since 2013, vastly surpassing Japan and the US. The other big advantage that China has over the West is that it is not hanged up on fears that robots will wipe out the human race. Read more >

  • SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROBOTICS ENGINEER

    By Jenny Darmody via Silicon Republic

    Robotics engineering is the specific career track you’re after if you want to work with robots and AI. To kick off March of the Machines here at Siliconrepublic.com, we’re looking into how you can get there. Read more >

  • THE U.S. HAS $732 BILLION INVESTED IN ROBOTICS STOCK

    By Dom Galeon and Abby Norman via Futurism

    “There is clear evidence that points towards robotic automation in many cases being a complement for human labor, rather than a direct substitute.” -David Whitaker, Managing Economist at the Center for Economic and Business Research Read more >

  • ROBOTS WON’T TAKE YOUR JOB – THEY’LL MAKE ROOM FOR MEANINGFUL WORK INSTEAD

    By Tony Andrews via Quartz

    Though automation will cost some jobs, it will also create many others. A case in point is the rollout of ATMs in the US. Instead of ATMs putting bank tellers out of work, US bank-teller employment actually increased over the three decades between 1980 and 2010. The reason for the growth was the added productivity gains brought on by automation. Read more >

  • REACTIONS FROM EXPERTS: ROBOTICS AND TECH TO RECEIVE FUNDING BOOST FROM UK GOVERNMENT

    By Kassie Perlongo via Robohub

    Several experts in the robotics community agree that progress is shifting in the right direction, however, more needs to happen if the UK is to remain competitive in the robotics sector. Read more >