What recruiters are saying about the tech job market right now – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Given the endless drumbeat of layoff announcements — with deep cuts by Airbnb and Uber garnering much of the industry’s attention this week — it’s reasonable to wonder: what happens to all of the talent that’s being laid off? How does the changing supply and demand balance impact pay? Is anyone safe in this…

Top VCs discuss how COVID-19 is impacting robotics – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In the space of several weeks, COVID-19 has transformed countless industries and will continue to do so in ways we can only imagine. The pandemic has also spurred many to find new ways to work and keep society moving amid physical distancing, stay-at-home orders and mass hospitalizations. For years, robotics and automation have been…

This robotic arm carries a UV light wand to disinfect public spaces

[ad_1] A research team at the University of Southern California has developed a semi-autonomous robot, called Agile Dexterous Autonomous Mobile Manipulation System-UV (ADAMMS-UV).  The robot, controlled remotely, uses a UV light wand attached to its arm to disinfect hard to reach places. While the prototype has been tested in a lab, it still requires further…