Our obsession with robots and automation is leading us to overlook challenges and opportunities that could grow the U.S. workforce and create quality jobs.
Economics correspondent Paul Solman recently traveled to Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute. And yes, there is an institute that studies only that -- the future of the human race.
By Nsikan Akpan
Last year, we broke the story of a robot being being developed to fight invasive lionfish. This spring, the prototype landed in the open ocean for the first time. Here’s how they took the idea from paper to practice.
By Making Sen$e Editor
On average, the arrival of one new industrial robot in a local labor market coincides with an employment drop of 5.6 workers.
By Nsikan Akpan
Fret no longer children of planet Earth, as new research has figured out the physics behind why shoelace knots fail and why some shoelaces are more prone to the mistake.
By Andrew Wagner
Bat wings have intrigued scientists for centuries. And now, engineers have created “Bat Bot,” a small aircraft that mimics the flight patterns of the small, rodent-like flyers. Bat Bot exposes the complicated mechanics of bat flight and simultaneously provides clues…
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
A new primate-inspired robot has a feature that is leaps and bounds above the rest.
Many mysteries remain about life under the sea, like what happens to marine creatures between life stages of larvae and adulthood. These tiny creatures are extremely hard to track in the open ocean, so one marine ecologist is using robots…
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
Donald Trump blames Mexico and China for stealing millions of jobs from the United States. He might want to bash the robots instead.
It is not the technology that determines who gets the benefits of major innovations; it is laws that govern technology, which in turn are made by politicians. Specifically, the laws on patents and intellectual property more generally will determine whether…
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