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Rodney Brooks: Rethink Robotics' human-like robot Baxter could find use in elder care

Rodney Brooks: Rethink Robotics' human-like robot Baxter could find use in elder care | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Though Rethink is targeting Baxter for use in factories, the robot is safe to be around because it comes equipped with common sense ... "You can hug it. It's OK to hug this robot," Brooks said.
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What does iPhone have to do with robots?

What does iPhone have to do with robots? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
It is hard to imagine that it has only been five years since the smartphone revolution started in earnest. The sensor driven modern marvels are not only redefining how we interact with the world, but they are also having unintended consequences.
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Rethink Robotics :: Baxter

Rethink Robotics :: Baxter | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Astute. Aware. Affordable. Not words commonly associated with robots. But Baxter, our flagship product, changes all that.

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Part 1: Future Of Robotics: Manufacturing Gets A Makeover With Baxter - Forbes

Part 1: Future Of Robotics: Manufacturing Gets A Makeover With Baxter - Forbes | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Let's start this series with something that illustrates a spectacular shift of automation in manufacturing,  Let's look at a fire-engine red robot poised to transform how humans interact with, and work alongside robots.

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A Robot With a Delicate Touch

A Robot With a Delicate Touch | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Researchers are developing less threatening machines that can mingle safely with humans. One, called Baxter, will be on sale in October.
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