Factory,robot

08.30.15
Smoother movements help robots save a lot of energy
08.30.15

Smoother movements help robots save a lot of energy

The days of watching robots move around in a mad panic may soon be over, as scientists are giving them smoother movements that save energy.

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03.19.15
This factory robot is small, precise and human-friendly
03.19.15

This factory robot is small, precise and human-friendly

Picture a typical factory robot in your head and you'll probably see a cold, unsympathetic arm per...

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09.19.12
Rethink delivers Baxter the friendly worker robot, prepares us for our future metal overlords (video)
09.19.12

Rethink delivers Baxter the friendly worker robot, prepares us for our future metal overlords (video)

No one would characterize existing factory robots as especially warm and fuzzy: they're usually di...

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08.01.11
Foxconn wants one million new workers, must be robotic
08.01.11

Foxconn wants one million new workers, must be robotic

We saw this coming when we met FRIDA, and now it's apparently happening. According to Xinhuanet,...

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06.28.08
Zappos hires robots to take over inventory floor
06.28.08

Zappos hires robots to take over inventory floor

Just think -- Zappos has been shipping out shoes .9284 minutes after you order them for years with...

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