Posts Tagged ‘robotics’

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    The Robot Milkers That Cows Like

    Apr 24, 14 • 1571 Views • No Comments

    It appears that cows prefer robot milkers. Rather than following a human schedule of pre-dawn mornings and late afternoons, the robots respond to what the cows want. Perhaps 5 or 6 times a day, the cows line up in front of the milker, waiting, as milk cups...  [read more]

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    Mass Production: A BMW

    Jun 4, 13 • 329 Views • No Comments

    I wonder if Henry Ford would have been surprised by this 15 minute BMW factory production video tour (below). Few people, lots of robots, the process begins with a colorless shell and ends with the BMW moving off the assembly line. Slow moving and yet...  [read more]

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    Creative Destruction: The Economics of Robotics

    May 17, 13 • 515 Views • No Comments

    Once there was a computer therapist named ELIZA. While her developer thought she was just a machine, the people who talked to her liked her patience and enjoyed her empathy. In the operating room, da Vinci is a robotic surgeon whose sense of touch engineers...  [read more]