Drone and Aircraft Carrier

Robots At Work- Part 5- Military

Ed. Note:   Links to the four previous automation posts are listed at the bottom. Tesla Autonomous Car Something important happened on October 19th. No, not the contentious debate- but an automation announcement, one which might prove to be much more a  historic milestone than a

Mercedes Bus drives itself

Automated Work Part 4 – Transportation

Driverless Public Transit Vehicles – Thus far, in our “work automation” series, we’ve posted about factory and logistics mechanization,  self guided travel, and robotics in  health care. This post is completely transportation- specifically,  what’s new about your commute now? How will automation effect how we travel

RIBA robot helps patients move about

Workplace Robots Part 3 – Health Care

We began our workplace automation series by dealing mostly with highly automated manufacturing and robotic delivery. We followed that with a post which was  lighter, and focused on robots and drones in the service and travel industries. This post, part three, is focused on something

Parking Robot

Workplace Automation Part 2 – Travel

In part one of our workplace automation series, we covered advances from the factory floor to the drone equipped delivery van- and the logistics in between. Today’s post covers the customer facing side of robotics- devices seen as you go about your day to day

Robots Descend from Van

Robots – in a workplace near you.

Here at the WorkSmith we’re excited by advances in manufacturing, advances in personal transportation and breakthroughs in automation. Factory Automation In this first of several posts on automation and robotics, we’re going to focus on aspects of Elon Musk’s recent release of his “Master Plan

Jet Set1960s Hyperloop

The Jet Set Hyperloop!

Is Elon Musk’s tube train a blast from the past? The Hyperloop. It’s new – It’s different – It’s amazing! Except that it’s not that new. But it is amazing- and a little different! Low pressure tube travel – Hovering. floating,  levitating-  Rapid low friction