Post By Brenda Walker on 02/11/2018

Cotton Harvesting Technology Cuts Labor Costs

A century ago, one of the most miserable jobs was picking cotton in the hot sun. Now cotton farming has become highly automated like much of present-day agriculture. One cutting-edge machine is a John ...
Post By Brenda Walker on 02/08/2018

Automation: Security Robot Promises Reduced Labor Costs

A version of this video showed on a daytime news show in northern California on Monday:Interestingly, the company came out with the major selling point of robots, that they are cheaper than human emplo...
Post By Brenda Walker on 02/01/2018

Canada: Energy Company Switches to Self-Driving Trucks for Oil Sands Mining

Self-driving vehicles come in various shapes and sizes these days, and a Canadian company is investing in giant ore-carrying trucks to help mine oil sands in northern Alberta. What’s unusual is that Su...
Post By Brenda Walker on 01/17/2018

Former Restaurant Executive Notes That Automation Is Killing Jobs Now

The topic for a Fox New segment on Wednesday was Maryland lawmakers seeking to raise the minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour. Andy Puzder, a former CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl’s ...
Post By Brenda Walker on 12/23/2017

What Jobs Will Today’s Young People Have in the Automated Future?

It’s getting harder all the time to be a parent with all the negative influences in society and media today. But a new problem is how to provide guidance to a young person considering a career in a fut...
Post By Brenda Walker on 12/21/2017

2017 Was the Year When Robots Came Out

In late December, people starts making end-of-year lists and analyses, so it’s not surprising to see one about the progress of automation in 2017. A writer at Wired thinks it been a great year for robo...
Post By Brenda Walker on 12/18/2017

Automation And Unemployment: Human Bumps along the Road Await Self-Driving Vehicles

Big automobile and tech companies are racing to dominate the coming self-driving revolution in transportation, but there’s a small hiccup in the plans — the public is not convinced that autonomous vehi...
Post By Brenda Walker on 12/09/2017

Japan May Provide a Snapshot of the Automated Future

Does Japan offer a preview of the near future of more robots? Perhaps, since the nation has an aging population, and it has rejected immigration as a source of labor, choosing automation to pick up the...
Post By Brenda Walker on 12/08/2017

Automation: Amazon Robots Propel Online Shopping but Repress Retail

Stores are certainly suffering since Amazon brought its robot battalions onto the retail field. The Kiva robots are an integral and necessary part of the millions of products that Jeff Bezos sells onli...
Post By Brenda Walker on 11/25/2017

Automation: Self-Driving Trucks Will Be a Part of Unprecedented Social Change

It was nice to see the Los Angeles Times recognize the negative effect of self-driving cars and trucks which will cause severe job loss, as shown by a front-page story on Wednesday.A lot of reporting o...