Tablet-controlled assembly line robots ready for the masses
This article was originally published on 14 December 2012.
Anyone with an interest in the future should be keeping an eye in this. It illustrates a couple of important trends in robotics, namely:
- Rapid improvements in the price to performance ratio and rapid expansion in the market for robotics as they become affordable to small businesses for applications that were once uneconomical
- A shift from specific purpose to general purpose machines
- Major improvements in usability (particularly ease of programming)
The title of the article refers to the masses and robotics for the masses will be a major development in the not-to-distant future.