Business / Tech Sep 20, 2019

U.K. report calls for learning from Japan on robots and automation

A U.K. parliamentary committee has released a report that highlights industrial automation in Japan, calling on the government to promote automation in British industries. Japan "has a long history of automation and is home to major robotics manufacturers," the House of Commons Business, Energy and ...

Business / Tech Jul 24, 2019

A bot on your office computer could be sizing you up

Imagine a bot on your work computer that tracks your every click and keystroke, helping determine which of your tasks could be handled by one of its robot brethren. Call it automating automation. It's McKinsey & Co.'s entry into robotic process automation, which is spreading ...

Driverless trains back on track in Yokohama — with drivers

National Jun 4, 2019

Driverless trains back on track in Yokohama — with drivers

Automated trains in Yokohama resumed services Tuesday — but with drivers in control — three days after one of them reversed into a buffer and injured 14 passengers, the line operator said. Yokohama Seaside Line Co. suspended services after the accident at Shin-Sugita Station at ...