Stories tagged: automation
Fri., June 7, 2019
To Walmart executives, the Auto-C self-driving floor scrubber is the future of retail automation – a multimillion-dollar bet that advanced robots will optimize operations, cut costs and revolutionize the American …
Tue., April 24, 2018
The United States lags behind other countries in readiness for an increasingly automated world, placing ninth on a ranking of 25 advanced economies, according to a new report from Swiss …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
Most Americans believe their jobs are safe from the spread of automation and robotics, at least during their lifetimes, and only a handful says automation has cost them a job …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
Why do business with a company that refuses to speak to you? Regardless of how much information is available online and on the phone, if I pay for a service, …
Tue., July 18, 2017
Trying to save jobs by protecting old jobs from new technologies and other productivity-enhancing changes is self-defeating.
Sat., April 29, 2017
Who gets to choose the technological future? How does this change us as a society? And what will it mean to be human?
Tue., April 4, 2017
The study by Navigant Consulting, a Chicago firm with deep roots in the auto industry, ranked 18 companies that are developing a “full stack” of hardware and software for completely …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017
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 …
Sat., July 9, 2016
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.
Tue., June 7, 2016
Although innovation hurts some industries and workers, it helps others by inspiring new products or reducing prices.
Fri., Aug. 30, 2013
PROSSER, Wash. — A Washington State University researcher has received a grant allowing him to develop an apple-picking robot.