factories

No You're Boring

This Chinese Company Wants to Be the Best at Boring

Inside the state-owned company trying to build the world's tunnels.
David Axe
3.5.17
The Robots Are Coming

A French Presidential Candidate Wants to Tax Robots to Save Human Workers

French Socialist Party candidate Benoit Hamon believes a tax on robots can offset human workers' lost wealth to automation.
Roisin Kiberd
2.3.17
Radio Motherboard

Who Are Tesla's Superfans?

Radio Motherboard meets Elon Musk's biggest fans at the opening party for the Tesla Gigafactory.
Jason Koebler
9.9.16
videos

Found Test Footage from Inside a Chinese Drone Factory

A DJI customer found 40 seconds of footage on his new drone camera.
Jason Koebler
10.15.15
japan

This Warehouse Robot Has 2 Arms, Works Twice as Fast

Hitachi unveils a new two-armed robot for fetching stock.
Emiko Jozuka
8.26.15
Work

​The Robot That’s Going to Steal Your Job Just Got Wheels

Baxter, everyone’s favorite American worker replacement, is now mobile.
Brian Merchant
5.26.15
California

California Is Giving Free Solar Panels to the Poor

Taxing the rich to give the poor clean power.
Brian Merchant
5.25.15
Goodbye Meatbags

This Is What the Fourth Industrial Revolution Looks Like

Smart products will know what you need before you do.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.13.15
MILITARY

Exosuits Could Save Factory Workers from Losing Their Jobs to Robots

Exosuits may soon be used for maintenance on Navy ships, but they'll soon be commonplace in factories.
Jason Koebler
1.14.15
Design

This (Mostly) 3D-Printed Car Is About to Take Its First Drive

The vision: Worldwide micro-factories that can print you a road-safe car on demand.
Victoria Turk
9.12.14