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Nonlinear Thinking: The Robots Are Here

Stunning… JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce gargantuan, has built a big new Shanghai fulfillment center that can organize, pack and ship 200,000 orders a day. It employs four people — all of whom service the robots. What’s going on: Welcome to … Continue reading

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Robots Are Even Coming For The Wolves!

An example of Mother Nature and her delicate balance, and the ‘bots that bail us out… For the last eight months, farms near Kisarazu City in Japan have been home to a horrifying robot wolf. But don’t worry, it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Robots Are Even Coming For The Fashion Models

This is astounding.  Not so much robots but artificial intelligence (AI), The world of fashion is always looking ahead to the future for the latest innovations and avant-garde ideas. However, models could be facing the prospect of being rendered useless … Continue reading

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QOTD: The Robots Are Coming, Err, Here

Robots Are Taking Over Oil Rigs – Bloomberg  –Automation means wells need only five workers, down from 20 …Rigs have gotten so much more efficient that the shale industry can use about half as many as it did at the … Continue reading

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Robots Rising – MIT Tech Review

Nice graphic from MIT Technology Review. click to enlarge and for better resolution (click here if graphic is not observable)

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Robots, Immigrants from the future – Economist

ROBOTS are having their moment. Today they can jump, walk, speak and run. But they’re at their best when collaborating, soothing the elderly or even making art – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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New roles for technology: Rise of the robots – Economist

Great cover story and special report in the new Economist on a topic we have been all over.  See here, here, and here.  Make sure you at least catch the cover story. Money quotes from the Economist article: …The biggest … Continue reading

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The Robots Are Here!

“…robots now poses the central economic dilemma of the Obama era” …In their book, Brynjolfsson and McAfee cite a meeting between Henry Ford and Walter Reuther, the union leader. Pointing at his new robots, Mr Ford says, “How will you … Continue reading

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60 Minutes: Are Robots Hurting Job Growth?

In case you missed last night’s 60 Minutes.   Take the 13 minutes to view this fascinating piece about how technological advances, especially robotics, are changing the workplace and is causing unemployment. We’ve wrtitten and posted many times on how technology … Continue reading

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Nonlinear Thinking: Earthworm Robots

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein. The boys and girls at MIT, Harvard, and Seoul National University  are keeping busy.  This is truly amazing.   Here’s to imagination getting you from … Continue reading

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