Ask Stefan Jockusch what a factory might look like in 10 or 20 years, and the answer might leave you at a crossroads between fascination and bewilderment. Jockusch is vice president for strategy at Siemens Digital Industries Software, which develops applications that simulate the conception, design, and manufacture of products like cell phones or smart watches. HisRead entire article on
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An Amazon package at the company’s fulfillment center in Kent, Wash. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)
Amazon fulfillment centers with robots have experienced “significantly higher” rates of human injuries in the past four years than those without them, supporting the theory that increasing automation can require humans to work at unsafe speeds, according to a new report.
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Nvidia and VMware have partnered on a major artificial intelligence deal in which VMware will make its data center software compatible with Nvidia’s computer chips tailored for deep learning.
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Should Twitter censor lies tweeted by the US president? Should YouTube take down covid-19 misinformation? Should Facebook do more against hate speech? Such questions, which crop up daily in media coverage, can make it seem as if the main technologically driven risk to democracies is the curation of content by social-media companies. Yet these controversies are merely symptoms of aRead entire article on
A fully-functional prototype of a lower-body “exoskeleton” HaptX built and tested. (HaptX Photo)
HaptX just landed funding from the National Science Foundation to create a full-body haptic system.
The 8-year-old Seattle startup received a $1.5 million grant and will work with Virginia Tech and the University of Florida on a 4-year project called ForceBot. The system combines HaptX’s microfluidic touch
Opening up localities to artificial intelligence and big data needs regulation to ensure it gets off the ground.Read entire article on
The device, named Servi, can collect and drop off dishes, and carry a load of up to 35 kilograms.Read entire article on
The scientists behind a microscopic “walking” robot hope their tech could one day be used against cancer.Read entire article on