Grocery stores, which have already outsourced checkout and bagging to the consumer, are now working on building automated fulfillment distribution centers to process online orders.
Less labor potentially means higher profits, creating an incentive for manufacturers to switch more production to EVs.
McDonald’s installing more automation, both to reduce labor costs and to trick consumers into purchasing more than they were planning to purchase.
Automated cars are having trouble dealing with the unpredictable behavior of pedestrians and cyclists. Some researchers think we need better pedestrians and propose improved training for … walking. Won’t be long before they’ll ask all pedestrians and cyclists to carry position reporting transponders.
Younger Americans are more open to the idea of creating a federal agency to oversee robotics than older Americans. Source: What Americans think about a new federal agency to oversee robots 32% would like to see the creation of a Federal Robotics Commission.
After a fatal crash with a pedestrian, Uber has suspended road testing of its self driving cars in Arizona, Ontario, Pennsylvania and California. In the latter case, Uber is not even renewing its state permit to conduct on the road tests. Some think this suggests...