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Amazon’s new Pegasus drive robot will save workers from heavy lifting

By |June 7th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Amazon relies on technology like robots to increase efficiency at its shipping centers.  Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon's newest helping hand is a 2-foot-tall orange robot. The Pegasus drive robot technology, which will join the ranks of Amazon's Kiva robots, is already helping workers move individual packages at a sorting center in Denver, the company said Wednesday [...]

As Walmart turns to robots, it’s the human workers who feel like machines

By |June 6th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] A Bossa Nova Robotics scanning device moves through a Walmart Supercenter in Rogers, Ark., in May 2018. (Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images) Drew Harwell National technology reporter covering artificial intelligence June 6 at 8:00 AM To Walmart executives, the Auto-C self-driving floor scrubber is the future of retail automation — a multimillion-dollar bet that advanced [...]

Running out of human workers? Better buy robots

By |May 31st, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] The robots are coming to a field near youRecord high employment means that businesses are turning to automation – Merryn Somerset Webb asks Walter Price of the Allianz Technology Trust about the best ways to invest. Horrible news for British strawberry lovers, says The Guardian: this year’s crop – which has started to ripen [...]

Amazon games pit warehouse workers against each other

By |May 24th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Amazon is turning warehouse work into a competitive game, while looking toward a future in which robots with steel talons do the labor. The e-commerce behemoth led by CEO Jeff Bezos is running an experiment in several warehouses, involving thousands of “pickers” and “stowers” whose labors are incorporated into video games in a process [...]

Brexit targeted foreign workers. Now robots are coming.

By |May 22nd, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] A man walks past a garage decorated with a Saint George's Cross in Holbeach, England, on May 8, 2019. A man walks past a garage decorated with a Saint George's Cross in Holbeach, England, on May 8, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Darren Staples. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Darren Staples. A man walks past [...]

As the ports automate, longshore workers worry robots will take their jobs

By |May 14th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Of the seven terminals at the Port of Long Beach TraPac is unique. That’s because from the moment a shipping container touches dry land, robots do the rest. Here, self-driving carriers pick up shipping containers and dart around each other, sorting containers into stacks. Robot cranes deliver the cargo to waiting trucks and trains. [...]

Robot butlers operated by remote workers are coming to do your chores

By |May 10th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] For pretty much as long as robots have existed, humans have wanted robot butlers: autonomous machines that do our bidding around the home. But our imagination exceeds our technological capabilities, and the closest we’ve come to building Rosie the Robot is either specialized machines like robot vacuum cleaners or voice-activated gadgets like Amazon’s Alexa. [...]

Bonney Lake Walmart’s robot zips along in tech revolution that’s raising big questions for workers

By |May 6th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] BONNEY LAKE, Pierce County — When an autonomous floor scrubber was rolled out in Walmart’s Bonney Lake store last month, shoppers mistook the teal blue scrubber zipping down the aisles for a runaway machine, said manager David Klein. “Some customers are a little freaked out.” Klein said the Auto-C robot has relieved his employees [...]

Stop & Shop, Walmart and Even Banking Are Replacing Workers with Robots — Quickly

By |April 16th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Monday, April 15, 2019 GoLocalProv News Team   View Larger + Stop & Shop workers on strike Longtime American jobs are disappearing — they are being replaced by robots that are more efficient and don’t require health coverage or vacation time. Automation and the deployment of robots will be likely taking jobs at the [...]

Could these robots replace EU workers after Brexit?

By |March 24th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Robots descended on Fallowfield this week - but not in a post-apocalyptic way. These handy tools, some as small as your arm and others as tall as a fully grown adult, were on display at a Manchester trade show to show the power of 'cobots'.                                                                            Cobots are 'collaborative robots' designed to work with humans [...]