Ayanna Howard, the first female dean of Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, discusses her new book on Sex, Race, and Robotics.
Black in Robotics’ Ayanna Howard, Monroe Kennedy on diversity and inclusion
In this week’s episode of The Robot Report Podcast, hear the academic co-chairs of Black in Robotics recount their experiences, and learn what they hope to accomplish with the new organization.
READY Robotics and eKAMI teach former coal miners to program multiple robots
The Eastern Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, or eKAMI, has been retraining coal miners to be robotics technicians. READY Robotics has offered its Forge/OS brand-neutral software to help.
ARM Institute, which promotes automation and manufacturing, surpasses 250 members
The Pittsburgh-based ARM Institute, a public-private consortium, attributed its significant growth to an increase in interest in robotics during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
CNC Guide from FANUC is free and includes five-axis simulation, training tools
FANUC America has added five-axis workforce training tools to its simulation and CNC Guide offerings, the latter of which is free through September 2020.
SVB study: Industry 4.0 advances continue, but manufacturing jobs may be at risk
An SVB report on “The Future of Robotics: An Inside View on Innovation in Robotics” discusses investment trends, maturing Industry 4.0 technologies and applications, and
6 ways robotics can help close manufacturing’s talent gap
Collaborative robots, mobile platforms, autonomous trucks, and even drones can help manufacturers respond to the widening talent gap and improve workforce opportunities.
WPI researchers win NSF grant to study human-robot interaction in the workplace
WPI’s projects are designed to immerse 120 graduate students in interdisciplinary research and training that will help tackle future workplace challenges.
Cirtronics shows high school students a future in robotics during Manufacturing Day
Cirtronics showed off the robots it makes to high school students during Manufacturing Day to demonstrate that manufacturing careers can be rewarding.
Robot taxes, universal basic income, and the future of work up for debate
In the Democratic race for U.S. president, Bill de Blasio has proposed robot taxes, while Andrew Yang offers universal basic income. Did uncertainty around automation and jobs contribute to Donald Trump’s election?
Fears of job-stealing robots are misplaced, say experts
Some good news: The robots aren’t coming for your job. Experts at the Conference on the Future of Work at Stanford University last month said that fears that rapid advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation will leave all of us unemployed are vastly overstated. But concerns over growing inequality and the lack of opportunity…
Robots.Jobs addresses robotic skills shortage with a national approach
While the predictions of massive job displacement because of automation have yet to be proven, the more immediate problem of filling positions at companies developing or building robots remains urgent. Robots.Jobs is a new resource for matching specialized talent with employers in robotics, artificial intelligence, and related technologies across the U.S. “These emerging and…