automation

automation

This Pizza Delivery Truck Cooks Your Pie on the Road and Produces Zero Emissions

Toyota and Pizza Hut teamed up to make the prototype, which includes robots that bake your pizza en route.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.7.18
Tedium

How Robotic Arms Defined the Industrial Revolution

The evolution of the robotic arm, a product invented in the US that came to define modern factories around the world. It wasn't an easy sell in America.
Ernie Smith
6.18.18
Tedium

How the Clapper Came to Define Modern Home Automation

The Clapper was in the same category—and owned by the same guy—as the Chia Pet. Nonetheless, the somewhat primitive device introduced millions of people to the idea of simple home automation. Would we have Alexa without it?
Ernie Smith
5.21.18
doomed

AI Can Generate 'Doom' Levels Now

Algorithms that can make video game levels humans want to play can automate aspects of game design.
Wajeeh Maaz
5.11.18
Moveable

Human Bus Drivers Will Always Be Better Than Robot Bus Drivers

Some jobs can't be automated.
Tracey Lindeman
5.7.18
basic income

Basic Income Is Already Transforming Life and Work In a Postindustrial Canadian City

In Hamilton, Ontario, a basic income pilot is improving individual lives—but bureaucratic pitfalls and tepid goals can limit its potential.
Jordan Pearson
4.23.18
2020

The Presidential Candidate Bent on Beating the Robot Apocalypse Will Give Two Americans a $1,000-per-month Basic Income

Andrew Yang is running for President on a platform of paying Americans $1,000 a month.
Brian Merchant
4.19.18
Moveable

Autonomous Boats Will Be On the Market Sooner Than Self-Driving Cars

About 90 percent of global shipping is done by sea.
Tracey Lindeman
4.18.18
videos

Watch a Robot Solve a Rubik's Cube in Less Than Half a Second

The builders say the robot wasn't even working at full capacity.
Mack DeGeurin
3.8.18
Moveable

Autonomous Semis Could Help Solve Trucking’s Major Labor Shortage

In 2016, US trucking had a shortage of 36,500 drivers.
Tracey Lindeman
1.29.18
Science Fiction

Watch These Robots Work Themselves to Death in This Sci-Fi Short

'Vicious Cycle' is a look at mindless work and automation.
Caroline Haskins
1.11.18
robots

What Makes a Job Vulnerable to AI Automation?

Economics researchers lay out a new set of criteria.
Michael Byrne
12.21.17