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Latest significant advancements in automation. Reporting on the far-reaching impacts of improvements in automation on society and humanity.

Computers To Take Human Jobs, Shutdown Global Economy? Get Ford’s Book Free

I got my copy of The Lights In The Tunnel for free, and now you can too. Martin Ford's recent book discusses the growing capability of artificial intelligence and robotics to replace workers at...

Robot Pharmacists Are Picking Your Medications—Literally

Dispensing medicine is about to get more efficient. New Jersey’s Holy Name Hospital is using robot pharmacists to package, store and dispense medications, while an automated system at an Ohio children’s hospital is preparing...

Factory, Schmactory, My Life Sciences Lab Has Been Automated for Years (video)

Sure, you've seen factory floors filled with endless rows of robots but the automation revolution reaches far beyond manufacturing. All over the world, researchers are solving the mysteries of biochemistry and genetics, and who...

Robots Are Going To Get You Drunk (Video)

What's the latest strategy the machines are implementing in their quest to take over the world? Plying the humans with drink. As part of the lead into the RoboGames each year, meatbags and metal...

Boss Recorded Running Stop Sign: The Perils of Public Surveillance

The machines are watching you drive. Video cameras are starting to appear in more cities, working as 24/7 surveillance devices to catch drivers running red lights or failing to stop at intersections. Want to...

5 Axis Robot Carves Metal Like Butter (Video)

Industrial robots are getting precise enough that they're less like dumb machines and more like automated sculptors producing artwork. Case in point: Daishin's Seki 5-axis mill. The Japanese company celebrated its 50th anniversary last...

Shawarma Slicing Robots – For all Your Kebab Needs! (Video)

Call it shawarma, doner kebabs, or gyros, robots are ready to serve it on your plate. This Mediterranean dish consists of meat slowly cooked as it rotates, which is then sliced off the spit...

StatSheet to Create Its Own Artificial Sports Journalists

A company that has already automated much of sports reporting is set to take the final step towards an artificial journalist. Statsheet collects sports statistics and puts them into easily sorted, manipulated, and embedded...

Robot Journalist Takes Pictures, Asks Questions, Publishes Online

Robots are after my job. Researchers at the Intelligent Systems Informatics Lab (ISI) at Tokyo University have developed a journalist robot that can autonomously explore its environment and report what it finds. The robot...

Invasion of the Robot Teachers! (Video)

Did you ever have a teacher you could have sworn was a robot? Well yours wasn't, but your child's might be. The Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and the Nippon Institute of...

No Humans, Just Robots – Amazing Videos of the Modern Factory

Modern manufacturing isn't based on human labor, it's based on the robot. Still, most people cannot grasp the breadth of automation in factories. We still picture plants full of human workers toiling to make...

Stanford’s Robot Car Tries for Peak Performance

Sometime this year, Stanford plans on taking their driverless Audi TTS and using it to climb the 12.4 miles up Pike’s Peak. Now, if you’ve been following recent advances in robot driving you...

Eureqa – Software to Replace Scientists

The job of a scientist has its fun parts, and its not-so-fun parts. Making new discoveries, understanding the way things work, and experimenting with the natural world are all pretty cool ways to spend...

Martin Ford Asks: Will Automation Lead to Economic Collapse?

Will the future be filled with cool technologies and endless opportunities or will our own creations lead to eventual doom? I tend to think the former. Technology has seemingly endless ability to improve the...

Is Software Set to Replace Sports Journalists?

Sports writers are sharpening their pencils and maliciously eying their laptops as researchers in the Intelligent Informations Lab at Northwestern University announce that they've created a program that can write a convincing baseball news...
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The FlexPicker: Industrial Robot Built for Speed – Video

Over the last few months, there has been very little showing on industrial robots here at Singularity Hub. That is truly a terrible circumstance, as some of the best and most innovative robots are...

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