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Robots Arrive on the Farm, Replace Human Hands

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July 15, 2013
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Robots and computers are already replacing workers in factories and offices. Now engineers are developing intelligent machines to do farm work and help ease a worsening labor shortage on American farms.


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Microsoft Names Satya Nadella as CEO, Gates to Be Technology Advisor

Microsoft Names Satya Nadella as CEO, Gates to Be Technology Advisor

TheStreet (Feb. 4, 2014) — Microsoft names Satya Nadella as its new CEO to replace outgoing chief Steve Ballmer effective immediately. Nadella is a 22-year veteran of the company. Ballmer says, "He's got a technical background and perhaps more importantly a remarkable ability to see opportunities within the marketplace." Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will take a more hands-on roll as Technology Advisor. Gates will devote a third of his time to product development. Board Member John Thompson will replace Gates as Chairman of the Board. TheStreet's Ruben Ramirez has details from Wall Street. Video provided by TheStreet
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Coming Soon: Service Robots for Home or Work

Coming Soon: Service Robots for Home or Work

AP (Mar. 20, 2014) — Service oriented robots made their debut at the Innorobo trade show in France. The robots can navigate large crowds and identify objects for human owners. (March 20) Video provided by AP
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Blind Juggling Robots Bring Calm to Chaos

Blind Juggling Robots Bring Calm to Chaos

Reuters (Feb. 6, 2013) — The brains controlling the next generation of interactive, walking robots may well come from a laboratory in Zurich, where scientists are testing new algorithms on juggling machines. With no sensory help in the form of cameras or microphones, the robots are able to keep balls in the air with nothing but mathematics to guide them.
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Fukushima Disaster Tests Mettle of Local Robot Makers

Fukushima Disaster Tests Mettle of Local Robot Makers

Reuters (Dec. 28, 2012) — Despite being recognized as a world leader in robot design, Japan is playing catch-up to develop robots capable of dealing with the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Authorities have had to rely on American-made machines to assess the damage inside the reactors. But now the country's big three manufacturers are building their own versions of durable, remote-controlled robots for hazardous environments.
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