I've been hanging around at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, the largest center for robotics in the world, watching these guys build and test robots.
In addition to an efficient drying system that produces instantized whey proteins, the plant uses robotics extensively in its cheese and whey packaging systems.
They have devised a system of robotics in which welding, riveting and beam placement are carried out by a few computer operators rather than by gangs of construction workers.
They found cheap labor abroad, and by the use of robotics and digital technology blocked the labor movements as well as lowered wages.
No doubt it benefits by twelve years of advancement, not only in computer graphics, but also in robotics technology.
civilian research on robotics is advancing swiftly
What the book really illustrates is the diversity of approaches that roboticists take when deciding on how to build a thinking robot.
The Japanese roboticist noticed something interesting: The more humanlike his robots became, the more people were attracted to them, but only up to a point.
Really though, I think roboticists would do much better to focus on developing more automatons for the house.
Over 160 robots were entered in the contest, with participants ranging from elementary school students to full-time roboticists .