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These Technologies Will Shift the Global Balance of Power in the Next 20 Years

Governments, businesses, and economists have all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts that happened with the crash of oil prices and the...

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ROBOTICS: Foxconn’s Robot Army Yet to Prove Match for Humans Lorraine Luk | The Wall Street Journal "While the company has automated more manufacturing processes for components and...

3D Printed Electronic Devices Are Coming

The handheld computers we carry in our pockets represent almost unimaginable complexity. Batteries, sensors, chips, circuits, and touch displays in a space age shell, all painstakingly...

Summit Europe: Robots Are Still Toddlers—But They’re Growing Up Fast

You've probably read somewhere recently that robots are coming to take your job. It's true, they probably are. But they’ve got some growing up...

Million Robot Revolution Delayed—iPhone Manufacturer Foxconn Hires More Humans

Terry Gou is CEO of electronics manufacturer Foxconn. He’s also a big proponent of replacing humans with robots in factories. Gou said Foxconn would...

Robot Olympics Planned for 2020 Powered by Japan’s ‘Robot Revolution’

Japan likes robots. And while some Americans raised on a confusing sci-fi diet of Star Wars, Terminator, and iRobot are perhaps a little wary of...

Foxconn’s Pivot to America: Reverse Outsourcing With Robots

China has been vilified in recent years for stealing US manufacturing jobs, as have the multinationals increasing assembling products there. One reason for the outsourcing, if not its vilification, is a rational one—Chinese factory workers demand and require lower wages than do their American counterparts. In an interesting twist, however, Foxconn, the notorious Chinese manufacturer of all things Apple, recently announced they’re opening a factory in Pennsylvania.

Google Partnering With Foxconn to Test Industrial Robots

Perhaps in hindsight we all should have seen Google’s turn to robotics coming when, under Andy Rubin, the company dubbed its mobile operating system...

1 Million Robots To Replace 1 Million Human Jobs At Foxconn? First Robots...

Foxconn, the Chinese electronics manufacturer that builds numerous mobile devices and gaming consoles, has been in the media lately because of labor issues, complaints...
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Chinese Noodle-Slicing Robot

Normally when we talk about China’s plans to phase out human workers with automation we’re referring to factory assembly line workers. But one innovator...

Companies Making The Necessary Transition From Industrial To Service Robots

The robotics industry is on the cusp of a major transformation. Today’s factory robots are solitary precision instruments, mimicking the repertoire of capabilities of...
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The Singularity Hub Accelerated Tech News Video Strikes Back!

Writing about the Singularity just isn't enough anymore. Singularity Hub is now firmly in the video business. Our new series, Accelerated Tech News, is...

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