Robots Why 1 million pigs could be euthanized due to COVID-19-related supply chain issues

Beginning in April 2020, the US has been experiencing a meat shortage and unprecedented meat prices.That’s because COVID-19 outbreaks in at least 167 meat-processing plants forced almost 40 plants to close.In an already compact industry, any one plant closure strands millions of pigs at farms.Business Insider visited a Minnesota hog farmer faced with euthanizing his…

Robots Ford will use this uncanny, human-like robot Digit to deliver packages — take a closer look at the bipedal machine

Digit. Agility Robotics Agility’s Digit robot has human-like arms and legs.Digit was announced in 2019, with plans to begin shipping orders later this year.The robot is designed to work anywhere a human can and perform simple tasks. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Someday, your packages might be delivered by a robot that stands, walks,…

Robots This floating tiny home can be 3D printed in only 48 hours, and is designed to last 100 years — see inside

Prvok 3D printed tiny home. prvok Designers in the Czech Republic are working on the country’s first 3D-printed tiny home. The structure can be built in only 48 hours, with the help of a robot called Scoolpt.The tiny home also floats on a pontoon, but can sit on land, and is largely self-sustaining.Visit Business Insider’s homepage…

Robots The maker of this autonomous robot says it has seen a surge in orders for contactless delivery since the start of the coronavirus pandemic

Refraction AI’s last-mile delivery robot, the REV-1, is completing lunch deliveries in Ann Arbor, Mich.Customers who live within the 2.5-mile delivery radius can sign up for REV-1’s pilot lunch delivery program from a choice of four Asian and Mexican restaurants, according to Refraction AI.Refraction AI has seen a three to four-time increase in orders with…

Robots Innovation Inc: New approaches to promoting diversity and Goodyear’s digital overhaul

This past week has been a difficult, but inspiring one. Across the US, there were moving images of peaceful protests as thousands of Americans banded together to call for the country to finally take action to fix systemic inequality that has suppressed black citizens for decades.So as local economies reopen and people return to a…

Robots For $30, you can get a coloring book based on Elon Musk’s tweets (TSLA)

An artist and Elon Musk fan has created an adult coloring book based on the Tesla CEO’s tweets. Called “The Illuminated Tweets of Elon Musk,” the coloring book is being offered via Kickstarter — anyone who pledges $30 to the campaign will receive one of the books. Illustrator Salina Gomez, who created the designs, told Business Insider…

Robots ‘Cleanse portals’ that zap away germs with ultraviolet light are starting to appear as businesses begin to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Some businesses are starting to install portals that use ultraviolet light to zap away germs as part of an effort to prevent the coronavirus from spreading.New York City’s Magnolia Bakery is among the businesses that have installed a portal that’s intended to zap away bacteria and viruses in about 20 seconds.UVC light is considered harmful…

Robots Doctors in London hospitals are using headsets from Microsoft to reduce the amount of staff coming into contact with COVID-19 patients

A small number of London hospitals have given out 10 mixed-reality headsets to doctors as a way to reduce the amount of hospital staff coming into contact with COVID-19 patients.The headsets, called the HoloLens, are built by Microsoft and allow doctors to share their POV with colleagues remotely, while also showing holographic projections to the…

Robots Jeff Bezos is making a surprise visit in tech’s Twilight Zone year

Hello and welcome back to Trending, Business Insider’s weekly look at the World of tech. I’m Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider’s West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here.This week: Welcome to the tech Twilight ZoneHas everything about tech gotten a couple…

Robots Sixth graders in the Philippines held a cyber graduations using remote-controlled robots — see how they did it

Taguig City cyber graduation. Photo by MARIA TAN/AFP via Getty Images A public school in the Philippines held a cyber graduation ceremony for sixth graders.Remote-controlled robots wearing caps and gowns received diplomas with screens displaying students’ faces on top.Graduates and their families watched through a Facebook livestream.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Graduates of…