Can Robots Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back to the U.S.? & Meet Baxter (video)

from Time Business

September 27, 2012

By CHRISTOPHER MATTHEWS | @crobmatthews

Heading into the 20th century, America was a predominantly rural country. Roughly 40% of the nation’s labor force toiled on farms alongside 22 million work animals. One hundred years later, fewer than 2% of U.S. workers are employed on farms, and those beasts of burden have been replaced by 5 million gas-powered tractors. . . . Read Complete Report

Rethink Robotics: Meet Baxter

from youtube

Published on Sep 17, 2012 by 

Meet Baxter, a revolutionary new category of Robot from Rethink Robotics that is capable of applying common sense behavior to manufacturing environments. Affordably priced, versatile and safe enough to work shoulder-to-shoulder with people, Baxter robots redefine how small, mid-size and large domestic manufacturers use automation to compete with manufacturers in low-cost regions of the world. . . . Text posted with video on youtube

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