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Smarter, Safer Robots Coming to US Manufacturing [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

May 7, 2014
Rodney Brooks says the robots of tomorrow will be so easy to use, even young children will be able to train them. 

Rodney Brooks, who brought us the Roomba automated home vacuum cleaner, believes that the industrial robots of tomorrow will be easy to use, easier to train and more intelligent.

Brooks, Chief Technical Officer of Rethink Robotics, says robots used now are often dangerous to be around and complicated to integrate. He says robots utilized in manufacturing can be key to U.S. competitiveness in the future. 

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