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by   -   April 27, 2015

In a video interview for The NY Times, Peng Zhang, Vice Director of the Economy, for Shunde (a city of 2.4 million) in Guandong Province, China, says that he is administering a project to replace humans with robots. Zhang said that the half of Shunde's population comprised of immigrant workers from other Chinese provinces cannot continue to grow.

by   -   April 8, 2015

Last week Bloomberg News asked the question: What's destroying middle-class wages? and suggested three hypotheses: robots, unions and China. This week SingularityHUB launched a series exploring the topic of The Future of Work. It's a subject near and dear to everyone even tangentially involved in the robotics industry.

by   -   March 12, 2015
European Robotic Forum 2015. Credits: Viennamotion KG.
European Robotic Forum 2015. Credits: Viennamotion KG.

The importance of allaying public fears that robots will create mass unemployment was the theme of the opening session at the 2015 European Robotics Forum (ERF), which kicked off in Vienna on Tuesday.

by   -   February 18, 2015

I am not anti-automation. Absolutely not. But I believe very strongly that the benefits of robotics and automation should be shared by all.

by   -   January 22, 2015

Obama_State_of_Union_Robot_Prosthetics

US President Barack Obama linked robots and jobs in his sixth State of the Union address this Tuesday. The State of the Union Address is usually delivered annually by the President in a joint session of the US Congress, and is a platform for highlighting the President’s legislative agenda and national priorities.

by   -   September 3, 2014

One of the most popular questions when it comes to discussing robotics is the jobs question. But what about autonomous cars? Will they create jobs, or displace them? Tell us what you think!

by   -   August 14, 2014

Are robots coming for your job, or are they going to make your job easier? We’ve been following this issue since we ran our Robots and Jobs focus series, and there is no doubt that it’s a topic that’s here to stay. Check out these recent videos that are contributing to the robots and jobs discussion. 



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