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Walmart is rolling out shelf scanning robots in stores, but says they won’t replace people

Any automation evangelist will tell you that the goal of industrial robotics is to replace work that’s “dull, dirty and dangerous.” As someone who’s worked a fair number of retail gigs, I can tell you that inventory falls squarely into the first category. Walmart employees likely won’t miss out on that bit as the mega-retailer […]

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ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer will be talking industrial robotics at TechCrunch Berlin

[ad_1] ABB Robotics isn’t exactly a household name, unlike other players in the industrial robotics space like Kawasaki, Mitsubishi and Epson, but that’s just because the company’s best known products drive the production of facilitates of some of the world’s biggest companies. The Swiss company’s name is ubiquitous in factories and research facilities across the […]

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Samsung Spain reminds everyone about the Note 7 by handing out free Note 8 devices on a plane

[ad_1] All said, Samsung has done a pretty good job putting the Note 7 behind it. After the phablet became one of the biggest consumer electronics disasters in recent memory, the company invited third-party safety groups to investigate, instituted a rigorous eight-point safety check for future phones and promised to do better at several subsequent […]