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Driving Human-Machine Collaboration

When it comes to autonomous vehicles, the push has been to replace drivers eventually, letting the car completely take over. However, the upshot of a recent presentation is that instead of unhooking the driver, a more realistic prospect is…

Teach Robots New Skills Easily

As long as things stay the same, warehouse robots accurately pick and place for shipment without problems. However, change the process, and you must reprogram the robot and retrain the system. MIT researchers developed a training technique…

Will You Compete with Robots?

One of the great fears regarding robots is which jobs they will take over and when? And, for each of us, will our career be unscathed? In a recent study in Science Robotics, roboticists from EPFL and economists from the University of…

Tech Employment Flat

TechServe Alliance announced the addition of 431,000 non-farm jobs with the unemployment rate dropping to 3.6%. Yet, for sectors such as IT, growth is elusive continuing a year-long pattern of being flat. Employment in IT in March showed…

There’s a High Demand for Stretch

Boston Dynamics announced that while its Stretch Robot was now available for commercial orders, it seems the robot is sold out for the rest of this year. They are now accepting orders for delivery through 2024. Stretch unloads floor-loaded…