China produced about 90,000 robot units last year, more than South Korea and North America combined, and has already topped that number through October.
A social wealth fund could combat inequality and provide macroeconomic stability. It’s also a way to insure the American middle and working classes against the upheaval of technological change.
The Japanese automaker says the T-HR3 is designed for elderly care, but it has plenty of industrial potential.
“Anything you see that has wheels, we can turn into a robot. Wouldn’t it be nice to have 100 different robots three, five years from now?”
The United Nations is facing mounting pressure to act against weapons systems — likely to be battle ready soon — that can identify and destroy targets without human control.
Increased safety would mean robots could work more efficiently and at a faster pace when near humans.
Segway inventor and serial entrepreneur Dean Kamen aims to prove — again — that the sports and entertainment model of competition and role models can attract eyes and prepare the next generation of engineers.
In the past month, Grabit has begun providing facilities that make Nikes with a handful of upper-assembling machines that can work at 20 times the pace of human workers.
Midea’s purchase of Kuka put it on the frontlines of the industrial robotics battle just as China embarks on an ambitious plan to automate its vast manufacturing sector.
Automation may drive productivity gains and export competitiveness, but the rising use of robots also threatens to exacerbate domestic income inequality, undermining consumption.