Here’s an interesting article on how robots are replacing humans in many factories around the world. The article serves as an important reminder for the importance of our girls to learn programing and robotics. Stay tuned to the Au Courant for information on our after school robotics team and our new seventh grade robotics unit.
August 18, 2012
Skilled Work, Without the Worker
By JOHN MARKOFF
DRACHTEN, the Netherlands — At the Philips Electronics factory on the coast of China, hundreds of workers use their hands and specialized tools to assemble electric shavers. That is the old way.
At a sister factory here in the Dutch countryside, 128 robot arms do the same work with yoga-like flexibility. Video cameras guide them through feats well beyond the capability of the most dexterous human.
One robot arm endlessly forms three perfect bends in two connector wires and slips them into holes almost too…
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