The real cost of robotics | TechCrunch

Posted: March 30, 2016 in College and Career Readiness, Futurism
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While reading such articles, keep in mind that many robots are not mechanical; they are software.

(excerpt):

“Why is the media taking such an interest now? Because today, the robotics industry has a set of fresh economic and political messages:Robots are becoming affordable. Anyone can benefit from purchasing a robot.Robots will increase our production efficiency.Robots will allow us to “reshore” (run away from China).We will be able to make things in our country again.We will get rid of workers — they are just too expensive and too lazy and kids these days don’t want factory jobs anyway.Although all of the above are true to some degree, the simplicity of media coverage distorts the real situation. After watching numerous videos showing cool automation in action, it would be easy for you to get the wrong idea about how much effort it takes to automate anything.”

Source: The real cost of robotics | TechCrunch

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