COVID Pandemic Spurs Boom in Automation to Fill Service Sector JobsFaced with worker shortages and higher labor costs, companies are starting to automate service sector jobs that economists once considered safe.
UC Davis: Grape-Picking Robots Could Replace Manual Labor In VineyardsNew research at UC Davis is showing robots can help replace manual laborers and even change the way wine tastes. California’s wine industry is threatened by pests, drought, and wildfires, but now a lack of labor is creating another worry for farmers.
Team Of San Jose Teen Scientists Eye $8 Million Prize In Top Robotics CompetitionStudents at a school in San Jose make history again, as the youngest group to advance to the semifinals of a prestigious international robotics competition.
Demand For Robot Cooks From Bay Area Firms Rising As Kitchens Combat COVID-19Robots that can cook - from flipping burgers to baking bread - are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers.
CVS Partnering With Mountain View Robotics Firm On Prescription DeliveryWith the help of a Silicon Valley robotics company, CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month.
Using Robots, UC Berkeley Lab May Soon Complete 1,000 COVID-19 Tests A DayResearchers say this is a critical time in our history and traditional methods of conducting tests are not going to cut it. That’s why a lab using robots at UC Berkeley may provide the testing needed to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic.
Robots Out Of Work As Automated Businesses Close In Bay AreaIt has been a bad week for robots in the San Francisco Bay Area.
New Robot Security Guard Patrols San Rafael Gas StationSome unusual newly hired help at one North Bay gas station has customers feeling like they just stepped into a "Star Wars" movie.
Researchers Create 'Psychopath AI' Using Violent Images OnlineNorman is a "psychopath AI", created by researchers at the MIT Media Lab as a "case study on the dangers of artificial intelligence gone wrong."
Burger-Flipping Robot Is Back And Now 'Moves Like A Ninja'Flippy, the burger-flipping robot cook, has returned to a California fast food chain.
Walking Robot Maker Prepares to Unleash Its Dog-Like MachineBoston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert said Friday that his company plans to begin selling the dog-like SpotMini robot next year, likely to businesses for use as a camera-equipped security guard.
Walking Boston Dynamics Robots Get Ready For MarketA robotics company known for its widely shared videos of nimble, legged robots opening doors or walking through rough terrain is preparing to sell some after years of research.
Tech Companies Collaborate to Create Next-Gen Sex RobotsA California company and its collaborators will soon roll out a new incredibly life-like sex robot that is run by artificial intelligence.
NASA Plans To Put Robot Bees On MarsThe space agency says it is working on creating a swarm of robot bees that will fly around the surface of Mars.
Walmart Launches Small Army Of Autonomous Scanning RobotsArtificial intelligence will soon be put to work at Walmart stores around the country.