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As manual jobs get replaced, new, more sophisticated jobs will appear in retail.
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Robot Control through Virtual Reality: A Look at the Present, Potential and Future Applications Immersive media and entertainment aren't the only applications demonstrated by Virtual Reality (VR) tec...
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While computer technology has traditionally been focusing on inventing ever-more efficient programs and devices, not enough has been done to delight consumers and give them tools that enhance the quality of their everyday lives. Personal robotics could make up for much of that neglect, experts quoted in the article suggest.
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By Thomas Watson Getting up at 6 a.m. to do extra work is admirable, especially when the extra work in question involves programming robots, not to mention designing a high-tech dog feeder to fight pe...
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Automation -the replacement of humans with technology- is everywhere. It's impacting our day-to-day lives, usually in ways we barely notice. Grocery store self-checkouts or the map app on your phone a...
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The lack of women in STEM reflects on a country's economy: there is a rising demand for STEM-related workers, and ignoring women would be cutting off half of the possible workforce. In addition, women in STEM make more money, which enhances their purchasing power, which is both good for them and the national economy.
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We rely on security systems to keep us out of harm's way. As technology continues to grow, both home and commercial security systems are strengthening, and the market for advanced security systems is expanding rapidly, giving you the consumer a plethora of options to choose from.
"This is the time when those devices that were fiction are now becoming real."
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KITCHENER, Ont. - Inside the headquarters of Clearpath Robotics, a robot revolution is underway.Where a receptionist would have once welcomed your arrival, there's now a little robot named "Glados" ha...
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The most urgent 21st century question is how does human civilization manage the transition between where every individual has a job to one where individuals will need to find a useful purpose beyond economic employment. Turning individuals into soulless "pseudo-machines" isn't the answer.
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WASHINGTON - In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic into walking...
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WASHINGTON - Robots and artificial intelligence could either kill low-skill jobs or create new types of work over the next decade.They also could have very little impact at all.That's according to 1,9...
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There was a "remarkable increase" in the number of industrial robots around the world in 2013, according to a report from the International Federation of Robotics — news that will likely make labour a...
Drummer Jason Barnes has a big gig at the Atlanta Science Festival on March 22. It's even bigger considering he's had to practice for it with his new robotic arm. According to New Scientist, Barnes lo...
A century ago a computer wasn't a machine -- it was a job title. It referred to people who spent their days doing arithmetic. Then processors were created that took over the role, and society adjusted the word to a new meaning. In today's rapidly transforming economy it's important to adjust more quickly.
According to a recent study from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology nearly half of all U.S. jobs could be replaced by computers over the next two decades. However, this assumes that "creative skills" can be easily taught and it may underestimate the pace at which artificial intelligence is developing.
The next half century could well be about advertising taking on a smaller position in the expanding marketing sphere as brands create loyalty not through impressions but by creating tools, applications, physical devices, true utility, and more robust loyalty extensions that makes them more valuable in a consumer's life. It will be interesting to see which brands embrace media beyond the screen.
Let’s face it: Robots are taking our jobs. The International Federation of Robotics carries out an annual survey of the state on the robot business, and its most recent edition reports a massive 43 pe...
Canadian scientists are developing a robot that mimics the human face's expressions and human hand’s tactile processes, which they say will be useful in areas like nursing, nuclear plant maintenance,...
Human beings are attempting to codify the set of ideal characteristics, virtues, moral commands, moral dispositions and even the capacity of judgment into a set of algorithms to then impart to a machine. However, for thousands of years, humanity has attempted to create good people, without much success.