Around the globe, robots and other technologies, like drones and telehealth devices, are being used in a variety of settings and capacities to assist in the COVID-19 response since there is a level of elevated risk for human workers.
By Cat Wise
Automated technology already consumes much of society, from robotic arms working in factories to artificial intelligence used in homes. The next step could be programming ethics and morality into systems, creating a robot-human future. David Ewing Duncan, a science journalist…
By PBS NewsHour
Synthetic blood vessels in a new robotic fish could improve the technology needed to make lifelike robots run longer.
By Berly McCoy
The robots are made by major Olympic sponsor Toyota Motor Corp and will be used at the National Stadium with five other "delivery support robots."…
By Stephen Wade, Associated Press
By Thomas Maxwell
Even when a robot is safer and more effective at performing a task than humans, companies still have to think hard about how to earn public trust.
By Courtney Vinopal
Creative fields are often held up as careers that are least threatened by the advancement of artificial intelligence. But computers and robots have already proven they can contribute to and change the arts, especially in commercial ways.
By Amna Nawaz, Lorna Baldwin, Kira Wakeam
Pikeville is a small city of 6,700 nestled in the mountains of eastern Kentucky--a rural area that has struggled to survive the decline of the coal industry. Now, local residents are pinning their futures on health care, which is desperately…
By Paul Solman
Technological advancement often brings the promise of increased efficiency in the workplace. But it also means apprehension about humans potentially being replaced by automation and artificial intelligence. In a new series, "The Future of Work," Paul Solman explores the concept…
By PBS NewsHour
Futurologists have been predicting the automation armageddon -- robots replacing human workers -- for decades. Has the future finally arrived? Economics correspondent Paul Solman visits Silicon Valley to talk with leading tech thinkers and computer scientists about whether humanity is…
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