It should come as no surprise to the industrial crowd, but robots can now perfectly mimic your handwriting — and, for a price, can scribble your thank-yous for you.
In an effort to increase both production and quality, and cut down on straining employee injuries, an Oklahoma-based hand tools and chemical products manufacturer turned to robots to help with their lines.
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"The team worked really hard. If it had been entirely up to me I would have shipped it. But it was not," said James Kuffner, chief technology officer at the Toyota Research Institute who previously led Google’s robotics unit.
Japan loves robots, of course, and the latest batch is being served up at CEATEC, where companies are showing how VR, automation and even table tennis have a role to play.
Toyota is billing Kirobo as capable of responding to human emotions while engaging in conversation and moving its head and hands.
Up in Minnesota, Donnelly Custom Manufacturing opened the door for new tasks for its human employees by bringing in collaborative robots.
When companies bring products back from off-shored manufacturing operations, the processes cannot be simply dropped back into place and configured with the same machines and process flows from 20 years back. Robots offer the tremendous competitive...