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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, workers labor at an assembly line for Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei Province, March 24, 2020. While many migrant workers across China remain trapped by travel bans due to the coronavirus, some industrial production has returned to action, including in the crucial auto manufacturing industry, which is largely based in Wuhan, and in businesses that provide critical links in global supply chains. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP)

First signs of housing disruption appear; a call for robots

Mar. 25, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world. Here is a look at some of the latest developments Wednesday related to the global economy, particular economic sectors, and the workplace: HOUSING: Economists have been...

Lindsey Benson, Mayo Clinic Health System's regional director of environmental services, stands with a cleaning robot named Hal at the health system's Mankato hospital Thursday, March 5, 2020. The hospital added Hal and another robot to kill germs in patient rooms. (Brian Arola/The Free Press via AP)

Mayo in Mankato adds robots to cleaning crew

Mar. 21, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Hal and Dee aren’t your typical hospital workers. They do their jobs alone, which is probably good because they’re not much for conversation. They’re stationary, so in between jobs they need assistance to make the rounds. They’re also robots. Mayo Clinic...

In this March 18, 2020, photo, a maintenance worker looks at a robot outside the offices of ZhenRobotics in Beijing. While other industries struggle, one robot maker says China's virus outbreak is boosting demand for his knee-high, bright yellow robots to deliver groceries and patrol malls for shoppers who fail to wear masks. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

RoboPony: Chinese robot maker sees demand surge amid virus

Mar. 19, 2020 9:45 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — While other industries struggle, Liu Zhiyong says China’s virus outbreak is boosting demand for his knee-high, bright yellow robots to deliver groceries and patrol malls looking for shoppers who fail to wear masks. Liu, CEO of ZhenRobotics Corp., is among millions of entrepreneurs who...

In this image taken from NASA video, NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir use the International Space Station's robot arm to capture the Dragon capsule Monday, March 9, 2020. The Dragon capsule reached the orbiting lab on Monday after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida, late Friday night. It is SpaceX’s 20th shipment to the space station.   (NASA via AP)

SpaceX's 20th station shipment arrives with candy, science

Mar. 9, 2020 7:21 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station on Monday, delivering the company's 20th batch of gear and treats. The Dragon capsule reached the orbiting lab after launching late Friday night. NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir used the station's...

St. Paul high school robotics team recovers stolen trailer

Feb. 16, 2020 4:23 PM EST

ST.. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A trailer that contained equipment for a Twin Cities high school robotics team has been recovered after it was stolen early Sunday. The trailer belongs to the St. Paul Highland Park team. Dubbed the Automatons, they spent the first six weeks of the new year building a robot from...

A weeding root machine is displayed at the wine fair in Paris, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Two thousand winemakers - including giant Moet-Hennessy - are wooing some 30,000 French and international visitors at the Vinexpo fair through Wednesday with a renewed focus on ecology and sustainability as well as tech innovation like robots. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Amid uncertainty, French wine industry puts itself on show

Feb. 11, 2020 8:28 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's big wine industry, shaken by U.S. President Trump’s painful tariff hikes and the threat of climate change, is hoping to re-energize global interest in its products with a big trade fair in Paris. Two thousand winemakers - including giant Moet-Hennessy - are wooing some 30,000...