Technological Unemployment – Quantified

March 28, 2017 – A new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research titled, “ROBOTS AND JOBS: EVIDENCE FROM US LABOR MARKETS”  looks at the impact of industrial automation on the labor market in the US from 1990 to 2007, and finds not only job loss but also reduced wages as impacts. Articles about […]

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‘End of Work’ – Machine World Part 2

– We should have known that we were in trouble when one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers announced a plan to deploy a million robots (Taiwan’s Foxconn – Hon Hai Precision Industry Co with facilities in Taiwan, China, Brazil and the US). – We should have paid more attention to Martin Ford’s warnings in […]

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R15.06 – Robot Safety in the Workplace

The Robotics Industry Association has been working on a revision of the standard for robots (ANSI/RAI R15.06) for over 10 years. This new standard, is revolutionary in that it would allow collaborative robots to work with human operators in the same space. The standard has been adopted in the US. Erik Nieves with Yasakawa Motoman, […]

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