Employers turn to robots to cope with labour shortages
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Orders increased by 40 per cent

Robot orders increased by 40 per cent in the first quarter of 2022 in the US, according to figures from the Association for Advancing Automation.

Hospital robots are a soft touch for hackers
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Wednesday, 13 April 2022 12:48

Hospital robots are a soft touch for hackers


Researchers find holes in personality


Researchers are finding vulnerabilities in autonomous hospital robots which enable hackers to take control of them.

Robots discover it is best not to be good at making food
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Better to make a few mistakes

Robots are discovering that it is best that food taste a bit rubbish so that humans do not work out that it is not made by them.

CEOs are worried about losing their jobs to robots
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Powerful CEOs are scared that they will be losing jobs due to disruptions in their industries

More than  72 per cent of CEOs are worried about losing their jobs due to the disruptions facing their industries, according to a new report out today from the global consulting firm AlixPartners.

Italian winemakers lean on robots
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 08 October 2021 13:10

Italian winemakers lean on robots


We can’t afford the migrant workers anymore

Italian winemakers have increasingly relied on migrant workers for the autumn harvest, but travel restrictions and soaring wage costs are pushing many to turn to machines.

Koreans must work alongside robots
Published in AI
Friday, 16 April 2021 12:43

Koreans must work alongside robots


AI and automation will change the country

According to  South Korea's labour minister, humans are going to have to work alongside machines if they want to thrive in a post-pandemic world where many jobs will be handled by artificial intelligence and robots.

British Army looking at robots
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Monday, 09 November 2020 13:22

British Army looking at robots


Need to reduce troop numbers

The head of the British Armed Forces had a special interview on Sky News in which he suggested that a quarter of soldiers might be robots.

Walmart abandons robot scanner plans
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Tuesday, 03 November 2020 12:15

Walmart abandons robot scanner plans


Humans can scan shelves better

Walmart has dropped its plans to use roving robots to scan shelves and keep track of inventory, squashing the world’s largest retailer’s years long efforts to automate the task.

Amazon suffers 14,000 work related injuries
Published in IoT
Thursday, 01 October 2020 11:12

Amazon suffers 14,000 work related injuries


Evil robots

Even as Amazon spends tens of millions on new robotics and technologies to automate its warehouses, workers are still paying the price with more than 14,000 serious injuries -- requiring days off or job restrictions -- reported in fulfilment centres in 2019.

Intel and Accenture working on cheaper robot arm project
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Getting the parts cost down with a neural net

Intel and Accenture announced they are supporting an Intel Neuromorphic Research Community (INRC) project to develop a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm to assist pediatric patients with spinal injuries.