The little wheeled bots bring products to shipping clerks, who say they like the assistance. Online retailer Zappos.com is one of several companies using them to get orders out faster. Sally Herships reports.
Warehouse robots increase productivity, reduce power consumption and increase worker moral.
No longer will they say, “He’s going to end up flipping burgers.” Because now, robots are taking even these ignobly esteemed jobs. Alpha machine from Momentum Machines cooks up a tasty burger with all the fixins.
The rote tasks of any information-intensive job can be automated. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, architect, reporter, or even programmer: The robot takeover will be epic.... http://www.stateofnature.org/?p=5856
Dairy-farm robots replace some workers Rochester Democrat and Chronicle A Lely Juno robot pushes feed up close to the hungry herd in the main feed barn at Hemdale Farms and Greenhouses in Clifton Springs.