Rus Explains New Role of Robots in Labor Market

CSAIL Director Daniela Rus offered her viewpoint on the role of robots in the labor market. “At MIT, a management robot is learning to run a factory and give orders to artificial co-workers, and a BakeBot robot is reading recipes, whipping together butter, sugar and flour and putting the cookie mix in the oven. At the University of California at Berkeley, a robot can do laundry and then neatly fold ¬T-shirts and towels,” wrote Cecilia Kang for the Washington Post. “A wave of new robots, affordable and capable of accomplishing advanced human tasks, is being aimed at jobs that are high in the workforce hierarchy.” Read the full article here: