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Robots can build cars; now they're learning not to crush you

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 05:50

ABB's YuMi robot will assemble small components for a watch or mobile phone and then physically hand them to a person alongside on the production line.


ROBOTS long ago earned a place in factories, where their pneumatic pumps and steel welding arms help manufacture everything from cars to planes. Now, they're learning to behave around people, bringing them one step closer to the Jetsons-esque dream of automated servants that might

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