Tag Archives: Robots

How robots and humans get along at Boeing

Automation isn’t just a job for the robots: It takes flesh-and-blood workers to make robotic manufacturing work, as shown in a new video about the machines that set fasteners on Boeing’s 777 jets. Boeing’s Fuselage Automated Upright Build, or FAUB, works with … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How a robo-trap zeroes in on Zika mosquitoes

BOSTON – Microsoft’s robotic mosquito trap is so smart it can tell one insect species from another – and that’s good news for scientists fighting the Zika virus, dengue fever and other mosquito-borne maladies. It can also tell if you’re buzzing … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Otto Robotics raises $1.5M for robo-food venture

Otto Robotics, a stealthy startup that’s working on automated systems to make and deliver food, has raised $1.5 million in a private equity offering. That report comes in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that was made by the nascent company, … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Boeing buys Liquid Robotics to boost sea robots

The Boeing Co. says it has agreed to acquire Liquid Robotics, its teammate in a years-long effort to create surfboard-sized robots that can use wave power to roam the seas. The acquisition is expected to help Boeing create military communication … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump’s victory highlights automation vs. jobs

Six months ago, computer scientist Moshe Vardi felt as if he was a voice crying in the wilderness when it came to automation’s anticipated effect on the job market. No political candidate, it seemed, was talking about the potential impact … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Remote-controlled robots roam the office

BELLEVUE, Wash. – In a sixth-floor executive suite here, Deepak Savadatti’s robot has its own office with a view. Savadatti himself may be sitting in front of a computer hundreds of miles away, at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. He may be … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Policymakers need to address automation and AI

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both promising to bring good-paying jobs back to America, but analysts say neither of them has addressed one of the biggest challenges looming ahead: the impact of automation and the rise of artificial … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment