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Employees have been under immense pressure over the past year to help their organizations navigate the crisis, and they’re finding a new ally in robots to help them better manage their companies’ finances. To explore the impact of technology on the future of the finance profession, we partnered with finance expert Farnoosh Torabi to survey …

MIT researchers developed a “Digger Finger” robot that digs through granular material, like sand and gravel, and senses the shapes of buried objects.Image courtesy of the researchers Over the years, robots have gotten quite good at identifying objects — as long as they’re out in the open. Discerning buried items in granular material like sand …

Producing a solar collector every six minutes, ABB robots make Absolicon’s solar technology a cost competitive alternative to conventional heating. To enable the transformation to a sustainable society and preserve resources, production of solar collector panels must be precise, highly efficient and cost effective. To achieve this, Absolicon and ABB have developed the world’s only …

The winners of this year’s Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize got a good indication their pitch was striking a chord when a judge offered to have his company partner with the team for an early demonstration. The offer signified demand for their solution — to say nothing of their chances of winning the pitch …

With rapidly growing demands on health care systems, nurses typically spend 18 to 40 percent of their time performing direct patient care tasks, oftentimes for many patients and with little time to spare. Personal care robots that brush your hair could provide substantial help and relief. This may seem like a truly radical form of …

If you are not aware of Intelligent Automation, then you surely have heard about Artificial intelligence. It is a combination of AI that helps to originate the complete process of small businesses. Technology is one of the most significant elements that help to evaluate and grow small businesses, and if you want to operate automation, …

Technological Singularity: the moment when robots reach a level of intelligence that is superior to the current level of human reasonableness or ability to predict the outcomes of unrestrained technological growth. As a consequence, the economic, cultural and political singularity of human civilization follows. And although the singularity is still the subject of many Hollywood films …

A robot armed with virus-killing ultraviolet light is being tested on Swiss airplanes. One of these robots, created by Swiss start-up UVeya, can entirely disinfect a single-aisled plane in 13 minutes. It is hoped that this will help restore passenger confidence in the travel industry following COVID-19. A robot armed with virus-killing ultraviolet light is …

There are some tasks that traditional robots — the rigid and metallic kind — simply aren’t cut out for. Soft-bodied robots, on the other hand, may be able to interact with people more safely or slip into tight spaces with ease. But for robots to reliably complete their programmed duties, they need to know the …

Contrary to popular fears about job losses, the World Economic Forum predicts that automation will result in a net increase of 58 million jobs. About two-thirds of the jobs transformed by automation will become higher-skilled, while the other third will be lower-skilled. We can learn from other historical transformations in the 1900s, including the mechanization …