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Published: Jan 28, 2014
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2014
With the cost of industrial robots dropping and their safety and ease of use increasing, the world of useful, commercial robotics is opening up. Robots like Rethink Robotics' Baxter or Universal Robotics' U5, make it feasible for small to medium-sized businesses to automate repetitive tasks previously performed by humans. Increasingly, enterprise software will have to integrate with low-cost robotics as another participant in the value stream. The challenge lies in making the experience easy and productive for the human co-workers as well.