San Francisco City Supervisor proposes tax on Robots

Janie Har, Associated Press: Jane Kim, the city supervisor who is pushing the robot tax, says it's important to think now about how people will earn a living as more U.S. jobs are lost to automation.

5 ways to advance robotics in manufacturing

Stephanie Condon for ZDNet: The maturity of automated technology used in manufacturing is all over the map, says Carnegie Mellon Prof. Howie Choset, but there are concrete ways to fix that.

Introducing Myriad X: Unleashing AI at the Edge

Remi El-Ouazzane for Intel: The First Vision Processing Unit with a Dedicated Neural Compute Engine will Give Devices the Ability to See, Understand and Interact with the World Around Them in Real Time

Implementing Robots in Healthcare

The main drivers included improving productivity and efficiency, improving repeatability and consistency of processes, increasing operations capacity, increasing operational agility and flexibility, reducing labor costs, and increasing speed of operations.

Army completes autonomous micro-robotics research program

David McNally, ARL Public Affairs: Teams of researchers gave 17 live demonstrations of the technologies they've been working on over the past several years. The University of Pennsylvania showcased a group of autonomous quadcopters that self-organize into formations.

Talking PACK EXPO with Encoder

Visitors to our booth can see our new absolute hollow-bore, the MA58H. And they can get a demonstration of the software on our new line of programmable Accu-CoderPro™ encoders, the shaft Model 25SP and the thru-bore Model 58TP.

Talking PACK EXPO with KEBA Corp.

KEBA's latest product innovation is the worldwide unique control element KeWheel. KeWheel is an universal rotary pushbutton with adjustable haptic feedback which offers a completely new operating experience.

Amazon robots bring a brave new world to the warehouse

Michael Pooler for FT.com: An industrial dance takes place every day and night on the floor of Amazon's huge warehouse in Manchester.

EU's future cyber-farms to utilise drones, robots and sensors

Anthony King, From Horizon Magazine: Bee-based maths is helping teach swarms of drones to find weeds, while robotic mowers keep hedgerows in shape.

The Less is More Approach to Robotic Cable Management

Current systems try to keep the cables on a six-axis robot static while everything operating around them is dynamic. Instead, consider a six-axis robot as three separate sections: the sixth to third axis; the third to second axis; and the second to first axis.

Neurotechnology and the Future of Hope

If researchers can use implanted BCIs to allow people to bypass their muscles, indeed, if these scientists can find a cost-effective, reliable way to work around a damaged or compromised nervous system, people suffering paraplegia, amputation, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's, and a host of other diseases that rob them of their independence, may soon find that the frustrations of daily life are lessened.

Bricklaying Robots And Exoskeletons Are the Future of the Construction Industry

David Silverberg for Motherboard: The global construction space isn't known for ushering new tech into their workforce, but a painful labour shortage, calls for increased worker safety and more low-cost housing, and the need to catch up to other tech-savvy sectors is giving upstarts in robotics and exoskeletons their big moment.

Special Tradeshow Coverage for PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PACK EXPO was held from September 25th - 27th in Las Vegas. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Robot Delivery: New Tests in Japan

Japanese scientists and technology companies are coming up with new ways to deal with employee shortages in the sphere of delivery and courier service. How exactly? By introducing a robot that can deliver food to your home.

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON CERTAIN CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS

Future of Life: Open letter by leaders of leading robotics & AI companies is launched at the world's biggest artificial intelligence conference as UN delays meeting till later this year to discuss the robot arms race

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