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01:10 — Industrial robots are emerging as a powerful automation tool, especially in manufacturing and logistics.
01:32 — Industrial robots face a couple of challenges:
- Organizations have to build loading docks around the robot—it’s not able to just be dropped into any environment.
- Programming robots takes an extensive amount of time.
01:57 — A new generation of robots is emerging. For instance, Boston Dynamics introduced a robot called ‘Stretch,’ which is now commercially available. Running on eight hours of battery power, it’s able to perform in various environments, such as manufacturing and logistics, and perform a variety of tasks.
03:12 — As industrial robots evolve with vision and abilities to make AI-based decisions, they’re becoming a tool that users can implement to automate the workplace.
03:23 — While technical debt inhibits factories and habits, this new generation of robots is very flexible and adaptable, enabling organizations to create a new environment.
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