In factories, many simple, repetitive tasks have already been taken over by machines. But as we bring industrial robots into unpredictable, interactive environments, we’re going to need better ways to communicate with them.
Robots have ruled industrial production for decades in many fields, from the auto industry to food processing and consumer electronics. The Singularity isn't here yet—but in the world of manufacturing, it's been knocking on the door for years.
Check out this video showing a six-axis industrial robot fitted with an electric chainsaw. It can create 3D sculptures, or furniture out of a solid log of wood.
Forget the recession, immigration and the mortgage industry collapse - when it comes to loss of American jobs, robots are to blame.
As a break from all this CES news, let's talk about robots—specifically, which countries are chock full of them. Unsurprisingly, Japan has the densest robot population, with 295 industrial automatons per every 10,000 workers.