Tag Archives: automation

Elizabeth Holmes, courtesy Theranos

Small, Fast and Cheap, Theranos Is the Poster Child of Med Tech — and It’s in Walgreen’s

A number of startups are selling portable diagnostic laboratories that require just a drop of the patient’s blood, made possible by advances in the field of microfluidics.... more

Written By: | Posted: 11/18/13

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More Common Overseas, Automated Parking Garages Are Popping Up in the US

There’s a new perk in high-end apartment buildings—fully robotic parking lots. No more careless valet dinging the Rolls at 1706 Rittenhouse, Philadelphia. Tenants... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/4/13


Drones Close In On Farms, The Next Step In Precision Agriculture

Drones continue their steady approach into the different aspects of our lives. But while controversy rages over drone devastation over foreign soil and prying surveillance... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/28/13


Air Force Jet X-51A Goes Hypersonic, Zooms Five Times Speed Of Sound

The United States Air Force has a serious need for speed. On May first their X-51A Waverider zoomed to an amazing Mach 5.1 – more than five times the speed of sound. While... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/22/13


Chinese Restaurant Owner Says Robot Noodle Maker Doing “A Good Job!”

Noodle peelers should probably start looking for other things to do around the kitchen – there’s just no competing with these robots. Not only are they saving... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/19/13


“Keep Calm And Rape A Lot” T-Shirts Show Automation Growing Pains

The automation revolution is well underway around the world and with it, some rather public and unfortunate growing pains. While some fear the surge in drones and others... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/20/13


Window Cleaning Robots Making Their Way To Skyscraper Happy United Arab Emirates

Source: Serbot These robotic window washers are not afraid of heights, high winds, or hard-to-reach places. Gekko Façade and its sister, solar panel cleaning robot Gekko... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/13/13


Blazing Fast Staubli Robot Picks 200 Items Per Minute

Even John Henry, had he been a factory picker instead of a steel driver, couldn’t keep up with this robot. The Switzerland-based TP80 Fast Picker robot by Stäubli... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/26/13

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