Robotics

Amazon workers run past a line of applicants waiting to enter a job fair after greeting them with high-fives, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at an Amazon fulfillment center, in Kent, Wash. Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers on the spot at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses during the recruiting event. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 02, 2017 - 5:09 pm
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of people showed up Wednesday for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers, as the e-commerce company held a giant job fair at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. Although the wages offered will make it hard for some to make ends meet, many of the...
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Amazon workers run past a line of applicants waiting to enter a job fair after greeting them with high-fives, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at an Amazon fulfillment center, in Kent, Wash. Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers on the spot at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses during the recruiting event. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 02, 2017 - 1:32 pm
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of people showed up Wednesday for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers, as the e-commerce company held a giant job fair at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. Though it's common for Amazon to ramp up its shipping center staff in August to prepare for...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, photo, packages riding on a belt are scanned to be loaded onto delivery trucks at the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J. Amazon is holding a giant job fair Wednesday, Aug. 2, and plans to make thousands of job offers on the spot at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 02, 2017 - 11:31 am
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of people showed up Wednesday for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers, as the e-commerce company held a giant job fair at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. Though it's common for Amazon to ramp up its shipping center staff in August to prepare for...
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This image captured by an underwater robot provided by International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning on Saturday, July 22, 2017 shows massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Okuma town, northeastern Japan. The robot found large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers as thick as 1 meter (3 feet) on the bottom inside of a main structure called the pedestal that sits underneath the core inside the primary containment vessel of Fukushima's Unit 3 reactor, said the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning via AP)
July 22, 2017 - 8:32 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The robot found large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers as thick as 1 meter (3...
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Team Afghanistan, from second from left, Kawsar Rashan, Lida Azizi, Somayeh Faruqi, and Rodaba Noori, next to a member of Team Australia, left, hug before their final round of competition at the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Washington. The challenge is an international robotics event with teams from over 100 countries. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 19, 2017 - 3:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An international robotics competition in Washington attracted teams of teenagers from more than 150 nations. The team that drew the most attention at the FIRST Global Challenge, which ended Tuesday, was a squad of girls from Afghanistan who were twice rejected for U.S. visas...
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June 09, 2017 - 1:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese internet, solar and technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc., Google's parent. Terms of the deal, announced Friday, were not disclosed. SoftBank, which offers the Pepper companion robot, said the purchase underlines...
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June 09, 2017 - 12:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese internet, solar and technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc., Google's parent. Terms of the deal, announced Friday, were not disclosed. SoftBank, which offers the Pepper companion robot, said the purchase underlines...
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June 08, 2017 - 9:13 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — More than 50 companies are showcasing a new generation of robots at this week's Shanghai CES electronics show, built to serve as companions at home, attendants at shopping malls or just provide entertainment. Chinese companies including Shenzhen-based startup Aelos Robotic Inc. are...
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In this artist rendering provided by Robots in Service of the Environment, a new robot that hunts the dangerous and invasive lionfish made its debut in Bermuda in April. It stuns lionfish with an electric current and then the fish is vacuumed into a container alive and it can later be sold for food. The robot caught 15 lionfish in 48 hours of initial testing. Handout photo courtesy of Robots In Service of the Environment. (Robots in Service of the Environment via AP
April 28, 2017 - 5:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest. In the fight against alien...
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In this artist rendering provided by Robots in Service of the Environment, a new robot that hunts the dangerous and invasive lionfish made its debut in Bermuda in April. It stuns lionfish with an electric current and then the fish is vacuumed into a container alive and it can later be sold for food. The robot caught 15 lionfish in 48 hours of initial testing. Handout photo courtesy of Robots In Service of the Environment. (Robots in Service of the Environment via AP
April 28, 2017 - 9:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest. In the fight against alien...
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