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by   -   October 5, 2013

UPDATED: October 6, 2013

CBS-News-and-Baxter
Small and medium shops and factories (SMEs) are an untapped marketplace for robotics but direly in need of automation to remain competitive in this global economy. Two new start up companies: Rethink Robotics and Universal Robots have entered that marketplace. Both companies have U.S. sales in the hundreds of units; Universal has a head start internationally and has sold about 3,000 to-date, but Rethink is way ahead in the US. Both have similar 60-100/mo manufacturing run rates – so the future looks bright for selling flexible, lightweight, low-cost robots that are easily programmed, safe for humans to work alongside, don’t require a caged or roped off area, and perform at affordable metrics.


by   -   January 27, 2013

John Markoff, New York Times

John Markoff, senior writer for The New York Times, questioned a number of attendees at Automate 2013, regarding the recent 60 Minutes segment and the general concern over an increase in the use of robots meaning higher unemployment. His one-word summary of their collective response was “Fiddlesticks!”

Read on the NYTimes website


by   -   January 22, 2013


In keynote, Dr. Henrik Christensen, Director of Robotics, GA Tech, described the technologies, advancements and myriad evidences of dramatic movement in robotics.





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