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Robots from ABB perform amazing feats of coordination, prove better conversationalists than your average Fantana (video)

Tim Stevens

Given the choice of either a stack of hot, steaming pancakes slathered in butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup or a six-pack of Fanta, we know which we'd choose. So, perhaps its proof of robots' continued subservience to man that the offerings from ABB have given up their flapjack-stacking ways to instead dazzle us with feats of object avoidance. Three of the company's bots are able to move in unison at high speed with a precision of less than 1mm, after what's pledged to be a simple programming process. See the mesmerizing movement after the break, then ask yourself: don't you wanna?

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