Not clear whether wage increases drive automation

Jan 20, 2016
Some business owners are seeking out robots to deal with minimum wage hikes.

Whole Foods looks to tech to help with the bottom line

Jan 4, 2016
The challenge: finding a balance between efficiency and the human touch

Being human in the age of automation

Oct 7, 2014
How can a video game teach us a valuable life lesson? Nicholas Carr explains.

CEO of Coinstar on automating business

Aug 10, 2012
The success of the company Coinstar -- which owns the DVD rental kiosk company Redbox -- sheds light on the belief that things like DVDs and pennies have no future. Both businesses use machines to sell their products rather than…

Robots across America

Mar 30, 2012
Marketplace's David Brancaccio and his robot dog Wilson drive coast to coast without as much as a "hello" to fellow humans.

The future of... cupcakes?

Mar 30, 2012
Sprinkles Cupcakes installs a robotic cupcake ATM.

Why self-checkout lanes don't work

Mar 30, 2012
Commentator Frances Frei says automation needs to improve the customer experience, not frustrate it.

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Robots ate my road trip, day three

Mar 27, 2012
Almost halfway through his coast to coast, robot-fueled journey, David Brancaccio has to heat up dinner on his car's exhaust.

Robots, automation, and the future of your job

Mar 23, 2012
Technology is advancing at an exponential rate, and at that speed, computers, automation, and robots are already doing tasks most people did not believe were possible. So what does that mean for the jobs economy?