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Protecting workers from robots

Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist and one of the pioneers of the World Wide Web, once declared that the spread of computers and the internet...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND junior Karla Haiat poses with an underwater exploration vehicle during her research internship at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Florida. She has been awarded the opportunity to study at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California this summer. / COURTESY KARLA HAIAT

Haiat awarded internship to study underwater robotics in California

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island junior and marine biology major Karla Haiat has been awarded the opportunity to study at the Monterey...
ROBERT DROVER is a principal in the advisory-services division of accounting firm Marcum LLP, which has launched new robotic technology to automate certain operations and perform repetitive manual tasks. / COURTESY MARCUM LLP

Marcum automates operations with bot technology

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to reduce costs and improve efficiency, the accounting firm Marcum LLP has started offering clients new robotic technology to...
ADVANCED EQUIPMENT: Dave Zawacki, left, engineer, and Misha Pierre-Mike, sales and marketing manager, at Evans Capacitor Co. in East Providence. They are examining some of their advanced material-processing equipment that uses extreme temperature and pressure to form high-reliability capacitor parts.  / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Robots don’t take jobs, but turn manufacturers into educators

For years, we’ve heard about the shortage of labor in advanced manufacturing, with technological skills now the must-have labor asset for any company that...

Companies realize they need to train

The growing use of robots in manufacturing cuts the number of human employees a company requires. But at the same time, running robots is...

A robot revolution is coming

Amid all the fear of robots taking human jobs, skeptical voices have been asking: Where are these robots? Machine-learning systems – commonly marketed as...
ELON MUSK, CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SUSANA GONZALEZ

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tells governors to prepare for robots, artificial...

PROVIDENCE — Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, shared his vision Saturday for what future years could bring in technological advancements, a picture...
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