Meet Grace, the humanoid robot offering companionship in a Montreal nursing home

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Source: Toronto Daily Star Date: November 4th, 2022 Link: Discussion Discussion minute videoThe interaction looks very clunky. In what other circumstances might this sort of humanoid technology work? Robots in the workplace will look nothing like this. Robots in the workplace will be Robotic Process Automation, which is basically the same as Excel… Read more »

A new crop of shopping tools aims to help consumers beat the supply chain crunch and the bots

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A few days after Christmas, Aaron Worley and his wife began feeling ill. Fearing they may have contracted Covid-19 over the holidays, Worley, a 32-year-old quality assurance tester from Las Vegas, joined millions of other Americans in a desperate search — “rush mode,” he called it — for rapid test kits that were evaporating from store… Read more »

With humans vulnerable: How about a digital helper?

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Since February, California-based manufacturer CloudMinds has shipped more than 100 robots to China. Many of those have gone to hospitals, where the XR-1 provides information to patients and helps guide visitors to the right department. The artificial intelligence (AI) incorporated into the machines means they can operate on their own. They also are connected to… Read more »

The coronavirus crisis will change the world of commerce

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“In the long run the firms that survive will have to master a new environment as the crisis and the response to it accelerate three trends: 1) an energising adoption of new technologies, 2) an inevitable retreat from freewheeling global supply chains and 3) a worrying rise in well-connected oligopolies. Source: The Economist Date: April… Read more »

Look beyond RPA hype

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Despite talk that RPA is over hyped, Sarah Burnett, a guru on automation technologies, says that it can cut process costs by 30%, but there is another benefit, not so obvious, and it lies with creating data we can trust. Source: Information Age Date: March 27th, 2019 Link: Discussion 1) What is Robotic Process Automation? 2) How… Read more »

White Collar Robots: The Virtual Workforce and Robotic Process Automation

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We are all familiar with physical, industrial robots, but what about robots that work in offices? In fact, they are already taking up posts around the world alongside their human counterparts. What opportunities does the Virtual Workforce present, and why are organisations choosing them to facilitate better service, faster growth and to react more quickly… Read more »