Archive | September, 2020

Amazon warehouse robots 'increase staff injuries'

Company documents appear to show rising levels of human injuries in areas where robots operate.

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Killer Robots. Why We Should (Not) Worry About Them

What will the human-robot relation be for completing the most basic combat task – to kill the enemy?

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This whimsical kiosk turns coffee service into a magic show

The Coffee Robot is a 2020 Innovation by Design honoree.
The automated coffee machine continues to be a sad, vestigial organ of hospital cafeteria culture. So when Jonas Damon (pictured, right), former VP of concepts studio at Starbucks and current chief design officer at the robotic coffee startup Truebird, was figuring out how to package an automated coffee kiosk of

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With the Nest Mini, Google has created a smarter smart speaker

The product has earned the company 2020 Innovation by Design Award recognition.
Like its predecessor, the second generation of Google’s compact and affordable smart speaker, released in October 2019, lets users play music, make phone calls, control home appliances, and use the internet, all through voice control. It features the same soft fabric texture and circular shape, blending unobtrusively into

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Time-crunched doctors are relying on remote-working scribes to take notes via video call

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Podiatrist Dr. Mark Lewis greets his first patient of the morning in his suburban Seattle exam room and points to a tiny video camera mounted on the right rim of his glasses. “This is my scribe, Jacqueline,”

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Phase Genomics lands $3.9M in grants to improve testing for chromosomal abnormalities

Phase Genomics CEO Ivan Liachko. (Phase Genomics Photo)
Seattle biotech company Phase Genomics announced Wednesday that it received two National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants totaling $3.9 million. The funding, which runs for three years, will help pay for projects focused on chromosomal abnormalities that cause problems with fertility and reproduction and with diseases such as cancer.

Many people

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The Memory Market

The market for memory ICs has always been dynamic, but with edge computing, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and autonomous driving all taking off, the demand for memory technology is both expanding and evolving. Add dramatic shifts in the world of work and business because of the ongoing pandemic, and the memory industry has more challenges to solve all at once

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Internal documents show automated Amazon warehouses have higher injury rates

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon’s warehouses with robots, which the company has claimed would help reduce worker injuries, actually have higher injury rates than warehouses without automation, according to internal Amazon records obtained by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. The stunning fact comes as part of a broader report investigating rising

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