Saturday, 19 January 2013

This is Baxter, a $22,000 humanoid robot that can easily be programmed to do simple jobs that have never been automated before.

The company behind Baxter, Rethink Robotics, says the robot will spark a “renaissance” in American manufacturing by helping small companies compete against low-wage offshore labor. Baxter will do that by accelerating a trend of factory efficiency that’s eliminated more jobs in the U.S. than overseas competition has.

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Do you think robots such as Baxter could help save small factories?

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