Robotics

Study finds stronger links between automation and inequality

Modern technology affects different workers in different ways. In some white-collar jobs—designer, engineer—people become more productive with sophisticated software at their side. In other cases, forms of automation, ...

Business

Croydon-based robot maker Macron Dynamics needs workers

Even this deep into the national economic boom, little Macron Dynamics in scuffed-up Croydon plans to double its plant capacity and hire 20 more people. That is, if it can find the right building and workers for its $18-an-hour ...

Business

Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead

California lawmakers sent the governor a bill Wednesday that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft where people pick up jobs on their own schedule.

Engineering

Report examines how to make technology work for society

Automation is not likely to eliminate millions of jobs any time soon—but the U.S. still needs vastly improved policies if Americans are to build better careers and share prosperity as technological changes occur, according ...