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McKinsey Study: Robots Could Threaten 800M Jobs by 2030
By RT Staff · 6 December, 2017 • A new study by the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that between 400 million and 800 million of today’s jobs will be automated by 2030.
What Humanoid Backflips Mean for Robot Agility
By Oliver Mitchell · 29 November, 2017 • In just 24 months, machine agility has gone from the Keystone Kops to Aly Raisman. The speed of new technologies and processing power is in itself an Olympic feat, the dawn of autonomous bipedal humanoids is quickly approaching after 500 years of stagnation.
3 Reasons Flying Cars are Impractical & Unnecessary
By Carlo Ratti, Director, MIT Senseable City Lab · 22 November, 2017 • The dream of personal aerial transport appears tantalizingly within reach, as investors from Silicon Valley to Dubai vow to deliver the future of urban mobility. But rather than embracing that vision, policymakers should consider why flying cars are not only unpractical, but also unnecessary.
3 Ways AR/VR Are Improving Autonomous Vehicles
By Todd Richmond, Director, USC Mixed Reality Lab · 15 November, 2017 • A lot of work still needs to be done before we start hailing our automated Ubers and Lyfts, whizzing around cities in fully autonomous vehicles. And Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality will play a large role in making the (safe) driverless vehicles of tomorrow a reality.
Inside the Autonomous Super Highway Race
By Oliver Mitchell · 14 November, 2017 • As autonomous vehicles are speeding ahead toward adoption, one challenge that Cruise, Waymo and others may encounter within the busy canyons of urban centers is the loss of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite data. Robots require a complex suite of coordinating data systems that bounce between orbiting satellites to provide positioning and communication links to accurately navigate our world.
Pros & Cons of Trump’s Drone Expansion Program
By Steve Crowe · 30 October, 2017 • Jonathan Rupprecht, a leading aviation lawyer who specializes in drones, weighs in with pros and cons of President Trump's plan to expand drone use.
Will Robots Take Over for Human Surgeons?
By Oliver Mitchell · 30 October, 2017 • The Internet hummed last week with reports that "humans still make better surgeons than robots." Oliver Mitchell takes a closer look.
3 Ways to Get Kids into Engineering
By Matt Alderson | Cimcorp · 20 October, 2017 • The challenges our world faces are growing by the day. We can’t afford to have a lack of engineers working to solve these problems. Here are a few fun ways to kids interested in engineering.
What’s Cooking in Robotics?
By Oliver Mitchell · 5 October, 2017 • The automated kitchen might be coming sooner than anyone expects; then again it could be a rotten egg. Oliver Mitchell takes a look at robots breaking into the food industry.
Robot Cybersecurity Needs to be on Governments’ Radar
By Abishur Prakash · 4 October, 2017 • Governments and the automation industry need to consider new policies when it comes to cybersecurity. Here are some recent examples of cybersecurity challenges facing the automation industry.
6 Most Exciting Robotics Technologies to Watch
By Steve Crowe · 1 September, 2017 • RoboBusiness experts discuss the robotics technologies they're most excited about, including AI, computer vision, IIoT, mobile robots and more.
RoboBusiness: Mobile Piece-Picking Robots on Rise
By RT Staff · 30 August, 2017 • Justin Ha, Director of Solutions Design at DHL Supply Chain, expects major growth in mobile piece-picking robots in the near future.
RoboBusiness: 4 Tips on Working With Partners to Adopt Robotics
By Daniel Reuter · 25 August, 2017 • If your business is like many, you may realize that you could benefit from introducing robotics into your processes but may not have a clear idea of how they could have the greatest impact. But choosing the wrong technological path or the wrong partner can lead you down an expensive, time-consuming path to a “solution” that meets neither your needs nor your goals.
RoboBusiness Speaker: ‘Automate or Die’
By RT Staff · 22 August, 2017 • RoboBusiness speaker Daniel Theobald, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Vecna, says until recently, large-scale use of mobile robotics in industry was still aspirational. But now, given increasing consumer expectations and global competition, "automate or die” is becoming an accepted idea in business.
Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI
By David Bruemmer · 2 August, 2017 • Despite all the hype, AI systems get lost all the time, just like humans. The issue that caused Knightscope's K5 security robot to fall into an indoor water fountain is a pesky, seemingly trivial sensor problem that has plagued robot autonomy and AI for decades.

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