Post By Brenda Walker on 08/24/2014

Robot Video: In Today's Workplace, Humans Need Not Apply

Check out this 15-minute video showing the encroachment of robots and automation ever further into the modern workplace. Describing the history of machines increasingly doing the work of humans, the na...
Post By Brenda Walker on 08/13/2014

Hotel Robot Butler Automates Room Service Delivery

Count bellhop as another human job on the way to obsolescence because of robotics. Simple butler functions can be done by a mobile smart machine which can deliver requested items to hotel rooms.Natural...
Post By Brenda Walker on 07/16/2014

Robot Farm Machines Advance in Skills

The image of illegal aliens in agriculture persists, since they occupy 53 percent of farm labor, but in the near future we may be seeing fewer of them.The reason: robots and automation are replacing hu...
Post By Brenda Walker on 06/18/2014

Professional Occupations Are Threatened with Displacement by Smart Machines

Informed observers have noticed that many manufacturing jobs have disappeared because of robots and automation, particularly among industries returning to the US from abroad where the updated plant nee...
Post By Brenda Walker on 05/31/2014

More Automation Is on the Way in Service Jobs and Manufacturing

The Saturday morning business chatterboxes on Fox had an interesting chat about how demands for a higher minimum wage will only drive employers to more use of automation. (A robot burger-flipper alread...
Post By Brenda Walker on 05/24/2014

Illegals Can Be Replaced: UBR-1 Robot Is Designed to Work Alongside Humans

Don’t worry, little human, robot designers are concerned with making the working environment comfy regarding the machine-people interface. That’s the message from the producers of the UBR-1 robot, the ...
Post By Brenda Walker on 05/14/2014

Manufacturing Is Returning to US, but Automation Means Fewer Hires

Tuesday’s LA Times front page featured an employment story with an upbeat headline: “U.S. jobs return as offshoring ebbs.”But you don’t have to read far to see that the number of returning jobs is seri...
Post By Brenda Walker on 04/24/2014

Milking Robots Are Here, Making Happy Cows—So Why Do Dairies Need Immigrant Labor?

Things are changing down on the farm. Smart machines in the form of milkbots are lightening the load a bit for dairy farmers, removing the pressure of needing to have someone in the barn every twelve h...
Post By Brenda Walker on 04/04/2014

Robot Lawyers Are in the Pipeline of Progress

Are young folks still piling into law school, hoping for a steady career with good money? Maybe that’s not such a good idea, since computer software designers are applying the Artificial Intelligence l...
Post By Brenda Walker on 03/15/2014

Bill Gates Observes Society Is Unprepared for Lower Labor Requirements

On Thursday, Bill Gates spoke at the American Enterprise Institute about his foundation’s efforts against poverty worldwide titled From Poverty to Prosperity (more details in his annual letter). Mixed ...