Entrepreneur: Robots and humans work together

USA Today articleUSA TODAY – Money Article

A $25,000 robot named Baxter recently worked 2,160 straight hours in a Hatfield, Pa., injection molding factory, grabbing plastic parts off the line, placing them in a box and separating them with inserts, then counting the items to make sure each box was exactly the same.

Those tasks typically require six employees — two on each shift — and sometimes dust and debris requires they wear masks. It’s often hard to find willing workers, says the Rodon Group facility’s manager Tony Hofmann. The work is monotonous, mundane and sometimes dirty.

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