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THE ROBO-REPORTER (3/22/15): Some Students Love Robots, Others Fear Them

March 22, 2015

When you look through recent news, two exactly opposite positions about ROBOTS appear within the United States’ YOUNG PEOPLE:  LOVE robots . . . or HATE and FEAR robots. THE YOUNG ROBOT LOVERS “Students battle it out in robotics tourney,” was the title of a Feb. 22, 2015, article by Marwa Eltagouri in THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.  Notice […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (3/19/15): Humanoid Robots Now Invading Our Homes, Jobs

“Sprint stores to sell humanoid robots,” a Sept. 7, 2014, article in THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE (R. Ichino and T. Amano), declared.  A related article – – “Building a Robot for the Home” (E. Pfanner) – – appeared in the WALL STREET JOURNAL more recently (Feb. 20, 2015). PEPPER, THE ROBOT – – Ready or not, […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (3/15/15): CHAPPIE – – A Police Robot In The Movies Who Has “Feelings”

March 15, 2015

I have just watched the recent movie, “CHAPPIE.”  The movie depicts Capetown, South Africa, of the near future, as a dangerous haven of violent crime.  A new force of human-size “Police Robots” – – who walk and stand upright and jump and run with ease – – is shown taking on the hordes of disgusting […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (3/10/15): Cyber Crime And The Digital Dystopia

March 11, 2015

On Monday (3/9/15), I attended a special presentation hosted by The Chicago Council On Global Affairs.  It was titled, Cyber Crime And The Digital Dystopia.  The speaker was Marc Goodman, Founder of the Future Crimes Institute. Marc Goodman defined the rather exotic term in the talk’s title – – dystopia (pronounced as, dis-TOHP-ee-ah).  He said it means […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (3/1/15): Take The Turing Test – – Get LinkedIn With Layman!

March 2, 2015

Dear Robo-Witness, it is time!  It is time for you to ACCEPT The CHALLENGE of The “Turing Test”! Come CONNECT with us!  Please come CONNECT with DR. DALE LAYMAN and ROBOWATCH on LINKEDIN! Just go to, “Dr. Dale Layman, LinkedIn.”   Here, along with my Profile, you will view my latest PHOTO.  It is usually best to see that […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (2/22/15): “Help Wanted” – – Just Not HUMANS!

February 23, 2015

Two recent (2/10/15) articles put out by Yahoo! Finance provide an interesting follow-up to one of our own pieces, “Advanced Robots Nearing The ‘Point of Takeoff’,” (2/14/15). (1.) “Help wanted:  Humans need not apply,” was written by Bill McColl.   He was reacting to new research just presented by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).  McColl noted […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (2/14/15): Advanced Robots Nearing The “Point of Takeoff” = Human Jobs Nearing The “Point of Take-Down”

February 14, 2015

“The use of advanced industrial robots is nearing the point of takeoff,” claims The Boston Consulting Group (Press Release, 2/10/15).  “Although industrial robots have been used in factories for decades, robots currently perform only around 10 percent of manufacturing tasks, on average.  By 2025, BCG [Boston Consulting Group] estimates, the portion of tasks performed by […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (2/8/15): Freelance U.S. Workers Complain, “We Are Not Robots!”

February 9, 2015

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (1/28/15) had an article entitled, “On-Demand Workers:  ‘We Are Not Robots’” (L. Weber and R. Silverman). “‘We are going toward becoming a freelance nation,’” stated a venture-capitalist who  invests in many on-demand companies, such as Uber Technologies (taxi drivers) and a cleaning service called Handybook.  “‘The $40-an-hour manufacturing job is not […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (End of Jan., 2015): Is Putin A Russian “President of the Robots”?

February 1, 2015

Around Friday (1/23/15), THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jimmy Fallon (NBC TV) showed the same short video (two times) of Vladimir Putin (President of Russia).  Being a silly comedian, Jimmy Fallon poked fun at the sour look on Putin’s face, while he was sitting near a large glass window.  – – So, what was Putin looking at, through […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER, 1/29/15: Billionaire says robots and software are “job-killing machines”

January 29, 2015

Today, Michelle Fox (CNBC) hosted a video interview with Jeff Greene, a billionaire real estate investor.  (Video, Billionaire:  U.S. faces job-killing machine.  Technology Killing Jobs.)  This interview followed some controversial comments regarding U.S. jobs and “equality of income,” made while he was returning from the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. To directly quote Mr. Greene, […]

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