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Cheaper Production Line Robots Threaten Small Business Jobs

Advances in robotics have led to the production of cheaper industrial robots, providing easier access to production line quality machinery for smaller businesses, potentially resulting in fewer jobs for human workers.

The hand of humanoid robot AILA (artificial intelligence lightweight android) operates a switchboard during a demonstration by the German research centre for artificial intelligence at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover March, 5, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files

Robotic Device Helps Man in Wheelchair Stand at His Wedding

A robotic device helped a man who normally needs a wheelchair stand next to his bride at the altar on Saturday, a 6 ABC report states. Steve Jabari suffered a brain aneurysm six years ago, which has affected his mobility and speech.

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Google’s Robot Dog Drives Real Dog Crazy

A recently released video shows a robot “dog” named Spot confronting a real Terrier named Cosmo in a San Jose parking lot–and driving the real dog crazy.

Robot dog (jurvetson / Screenshot / YouTube)

Israeli Startup Delivers a Suitcase That Follows You Around

The Times of Israel reports: Israeli startup NUA Robotics has unveiled a prototype for luggage that uses Bluetooth technology to sync with a smartphone app, locate its owner, and follow along. The case also features an anti-theft alarm, a USB

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