Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Robotic Compatriots

Official photographic portrait of US President...
Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Next Wave of Factory Robots
Ever since General Motors first put “Unimate” on an assembly line in 1961, most manufacturing robots have worked in isolation, caged off from human workers. Now a new breed of more flexible robot is being developed to work more closely with people.
Human beings were never supposed to be alone. Robots were always supposed to work alongside them.

If robots are cheaper than the cheapest humans, and if they are to work alongside the expensive humans in America, then there is perhaps hope for manufacturing in America. Or so my man Obama thinks.

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