Stories tagged: robots
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 7:08 A.M.
Robots and artificial intelligence set to upend the art of making a sale
Softbank Robotics has a vision of a world in which many retailers incorporate artificial intelligence technology into brick-and-mortar stores, in which it feels normal and reflexive for you to approach …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017
Ford’s move benefits robots, not workers
Ford’s investment plans highlight how the auto industry is at the vanguard of this brave new robotic world. But make no mistake: The rest of us should be looking over …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 5:03 P.M.
Why robots, not trade, are behind so many factory job losses
Donald Trump blames Mexico and China for stealing millions of jobs from the United States. He might want to bash the robots instead.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016, 7:30 A.M.
Boeing’s struggle with 777 assembly robots adds to Everett production snarl
Production of Boeing’s large 777 twinjet in Everett is significantly backed up, with incomplete jobs on each aircraft forcing catch-up work, some of which is being finished only after the …
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
Froma Harrop: U.S. is manufacturing a comeback
There are now nearly a million more factory jobs in this country than there were in 2010. Many of them are coming – surprise, surprise – from China.
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: Feared robot invasion doesn’t compute
Although innovation hurts some industries and workers, it helps others by inspiring new products or reducing prices.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
Robert J. Samuelson: Job worries, hopes each have their place under robot invasion
For some time, I’ve been collecting news stories about robots and jobs. By robots, I mean almost any automated process that substitutes machines for people. Here are some examples: • …
MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
Tourney’s end: Hoopfest 23 wraps up
Good basketball players are quick and agile, with fast reflexes and well-honed hand-eye coordination. But when robots play 3-on-3 basketball, there’s physics, geometry and computer programming involved.
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
High school teams prepare for robotics competiton
It’s been described as part science fiction convention, part rock concert. Starting today at Eastern Washington University, teams from high schools in Washington, Idaho, Montana and California will converge in …