“Learning to Speak Robot: The Mainstreaming of Robotics” by STEVEN KOTLER

“Five years ago, industrial robotics was an elitist field. (…) —cost, danger and expertise—kept the field about as far away from the mainstream as technology can get.

 (…) Specifically designed to solve all three of the field’s largest barriers, Baxter was the moment that robotics went mainstream: a  (…) cheap (…)  user-safe robot with a user-friendly interface. It means he can work side-by-side with humans and opens up a whole new frontier of cooperative and collaborative possibilities.”

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