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Canon To Ditch Employees, Use Robots To Build Cameras

Electronics manufacturer Canon is planning a shift from human to robot made cameras. Company spokesman Jun Misumi revealed to the SeattlePI this week that the move will help drastically reduce costs for the company and that the same strategy is being mirrored by various other manufacturing company’s throughout Japan. According to Misumi, Canon officials are hoping that [.
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Blue Collar Robots Steal Green Jobs

Technology : Huffington Post: Technology Blog (11 months ago)

There's good news and bad news these days for the solar energy industry and its workers. The good news: Some enterprising companies are planning to reduce the cost of solar power by using robots to install and clean solar panels at ... Read Post

Acroban Robot Moves Like a Human... Maybe Too Much Like a Human...

Technology : Switched: Computers (4 years ago)

Folks, we hate to keep repeating ourselves, but all those old sci-fi scenarios are really, truly coming to pass. Take the Acroban robot, for example. Child-like, doe-eyed robot? Yes. From a futuristic manufacturer with a creepily su... Read Post

Canon ditching humans, cameras hand-made by robots by 2015

Technology / Gadgets : Engadget (2 years ago)

Canon has announced that it'll ditch human production line employees and rely entirely on robots to build its cameras. Several Japanese companies have felt the pinch thanks to the soaring value of the yen and have acted quickly to m... Read Post

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