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A Factory Revolution With a Low-cost, User-friendly Robots
Building robots for small and medium-size companies “is a fantastic opportunity,” says RIM Director Professor Henrik Christensen, world-renowned expert in robotics and industrial automation. There are many tasks, he says, that don’t require the speed and precision of today’s industrial robots, and these tasks are begging to be automated. In the IEEE Spectrum article "How Rethink Robotics Built Its New Baxter Robot Worker" authors discuss how low-cost user-friendly robots may shift jobs away from the developing world if U.S. and European manufacturers bring production back home.