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Robots: The Missing Piece In Trump's Job Equation

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s recent deal with Carrier is set to keep a reported 800 manufacturing jobs from being outsourced. The only problem? Many of those jobs will be lost to automation in the coming years.<p>It’s no secret that robots are coming for some of our jobs, but dislocations in the …

Soft, Implantable Robots May Help Ailing Hearts

An estimated 5.7 million Americans suffer from heart failure, or an inability to pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body. Many submit …

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Robot deliveries are about to hit U.S. streets

The newest deliveryman in Redwood City, California, and Washington, D.C., isn't a person, but a six-wheeled robot.<p>In early February, delivery startup Postmates will begin testing ground robots in D.C., and DoorDash will follow suit in Redwood City.<p>Customers placing orders during daylight may …

Why we should all be having sex with robots

When it comes to automated sex, we humans are a bit... nervous. The media has labeled the idea of sex robots "upsetting," and the people who might be …

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Can a Robot Help People Overcome Loneliness?

Knowing a loved one is lonely can be hard to take.<p>Especially when you can’t give them much of your time.<p>If only there was someone who could provide …

Robots, on-demand knitting and smart shelves: Welcome to the future of shopping

As shoppers spend more of their dollars online, the store is taking a cue from the web.<p>At the National Retail Federation's annual convention in New …

eCommerce

This soft robot hugs your heart to help keep it pumping

It could help you survive heart failure<p>About 5.7 million Americans suffer from heart failure, meaning their hearts don't pump blood as well as they should. The affliction costs the nation about $32 billion a year, and there's no cure. But a squishy, air-powered robot might be able to help.<p>A team …

► VIDEO: The soft robot that helps your heart beat

The soft robot that helps your heart beat<p>Science<br>• Jan 18, 2017<p>Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a customised …

Robotics

This Soft Robot Will Pump Your Heart For You

By Leah Burrows at the <i>Harvard Paulson School of Engineering</i><p>By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry in <i>The</i> <i>Week</i><p>By Andre Perry in the <i>Hechinger Report</i><p>By Kostadin Kushlev …

Airlines Replace Checkin Staff With Robots

Related: EVA Air<p>Unbelievably, some airlines are cutting costs by replacing checkin staff with robots. I am a big fan of the personal touch, but …

Remember These 4 S's for Startup Success | Inc.com

Business school was (and continues to be) an expensive learning experience, and what I remember most was that every professor claimed their stake to significance by naming or authoring an acronym, formula or 4x4 graph. Whether it was four P's of marketing, three C's of business, or simply a unique …

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