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With humans as the secret engine that powers Facebook's virtual assistant M, it's time to stop worrying about robot overlords in favour of their human underlings
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This week at the China International Industry Fair (CIIF) we announced a distribution agreement with leading automation provider Shanghai Electrical Automation Design Research Institute Co., Ltd (SEARI), a division of Shanghai Electric, to deliver smart, collaborative robots Baxter and Sawyer to the Chinese manufacturing community. Rethink's Chief Revenue Officer Jason Barton discussed the opportunity alongside one of our Sawyer robots.
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The company's collaborative robot is now available for purchase and being deployed in factories around the world
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Which start-ups may be next to ascend to the $1 billion valuation club? Here’s a list of 50, as compiled through an analysis from the research firm CB Insights.
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According to the Robotics Industries Association, it was a record-setting first half of 2015 for the North American robotics market, with well over 14,000 robots ordered. Growth was fueled by demand for robots used in... Read More
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Ever wonder how someone gets started in their chosen field? Hear how it all began for Rodney Brooks, founder of Rethink Robotics.
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"Levi Strauss and other global brands are revamping as wages rise and robots multiply" via +Wall Street Journal
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Recent Headlines IFR predicts double digit growth for service robots through 2018 – In the Robot Report, Frank Tobe says the forecast is “very likely to be seriously understated for a variety of reasons” pointing... Read More
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"...you will see there is little ordinary about this screw factory as it nears the start of its ninth decade." via +IndustryWeek 
Standby Screw produces more than 1,000 different parts and ships out millions of pieces every week. Not every job can be turned over to robots, but some can, and the company is reaping the related benefits without getting rid of workers.
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+Surry Community College hosts camp for future engineers...  #stem  
Twenty-five children ages 8 through 12 were recently able to experience what it would be like to be an electronics engineer at the Early Engineer...
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Robots get real and trendy in China -- "...China faces a rapidly aging population along with serious worker shortages and rising labor costs. The Chinese economy would benefit from major upgrades in robotics technology." http://ow.ly/QbaSx via China Central Television
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“it’s not us versus the machines; it’s us and the machines” http://ow.ly/PyuLy - +Ken Goldberg via +Medium 
As Picasso once observed: “Computers are useless, all they can do is
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Rethink Robotics, Inc. developed the world’s first robot with common sense
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Rethink Robotics, Inc. developed the world’s first robot with common sense to increase productivity and efficiency in manufacturing environments. Introducing robotics into places that have never been automated before, Rethink’s Baxter robot is making manufacturers more efficient, their workers more productive and keeping jobs from migrating to low-cost regions. The Baxter Research Robot is a fully functional humanoid robot platform including sensor suite for research and teaching applications.
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