Post By Brenda Walker on 05/23/2018

Automation: MIT’s Self-Driving Car Can Navigate Country Roads

Machines keep getting smarter and more capable of performing jobs formerly done by humans. One recent upgrade to self-driving tech comes from MIT where they have figured out how the cars can maneuver c...
Post By Allan Wall on 05/10/2018

Automation: Robots Milking Cows In Some Dairies Now—Where Will The Illegal Aliens Go?

NPR ran a report last month on the use of robots in dairies, highlighting the experience of one dairy family in Michigan. [When Robots Milk Cows, Farm Families Taste Freedom, by Dan Charles, NPR, April...
Post By Brenda Walker on 05/09/2018

Automation: Boston Restaurant Uses Robot Woks to Create Inexpensive Lunches

Leave it to broke but smart college students from MIT to invent a machine that will cook a healthy lunch for cheap. Below, the cylinder-shaped robot wok spins slowly to keep the food from burning, then...
Post By Brenda Walker on 04/26/2018

Automation: Experts Predict Artificial Intelligence Will Crush Banking Jobs

Smart machines are creating an uncertain future for those who work for a living. We already see skillful robots building cars and such with nary a worker in sight, but many job killers lurk in computer...
Post By Brenda Walker on 04/20/2018

Is a Basic Universal Income the Answer to Future Job Loss from Automation?

CBS’ Sunday Morning show has reported sensibly on robotics, as I reviewed in a blog a year ago: CBS Imagines the American Future as Automation Nation. Last Sunday’s segment took up the topic of what mi...
Post By Brenda Walker on 04/16/2018

Automation: Waymo Self-Driving Cars Apply for Driver-Free Test Permit in California

The self-driving juggernaut keeps advancing, taking the necessary technical and regulatory steps to turn the automation dream of Google that was discounted even by techies into a world-changing industr...
Post By Brenda Walker on 04/12/2018

USA TODAY OpEd: Trump Should Tackle Automation (Like VDARE.com Has Been Saying Forever)

It’s a rare thing to see Washington suits speak up about the coming automation revolution in the workplace, so the recent opinion piece in USA Today is welcome. The writers are not exactly household na...
Post By Brenda Walker on 03/30/2018

Automation: Self-Driving Waymo Company Purchases Upscale Models

If you thought the recent death caused by a self-driving car in Arizona would stop the industry’s rush toward moving the technology into full public use, you would be wrong. From big corporations to sm...
Post By Brenda Walker on 03/23/2018

Walmart Introduces Shelf-Scanning Robots For Inventory and Stocking

It’s good to see the new troops in the upcoming robot revolution appearing in the local Walmart where the public can see directly how the workplace is changing. The new machine is an automated shelf-sc...
Post By Brenda Walker on 02/21/2018

Automation: Arizona Approves Waymo for Commercial Self-Driving on Its Streets

The self-driving revolution took another step forward recently when the state of Arizona gave the Waymo company a permit to charge customers for its transportation service. The self-driving cars have b...