A Human, a Bot, and a Manufacturing Shop: Welcome to the Future Workplace (.PDF Download)

Manufacturing and robotics are natural companions, and the images of rigid, single-arm robotic installations on a factory floor are very familiar. The new breed of robots, however, is more mobile, more integrated with human activities, and—most important—can learn new skills and generate new insights on-the-job. These new-generation robots are not confined to a single workspace or task; they can both learn from and generate real-time data that flows through control, planning, and

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