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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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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 5DS Leaked Specs Reveal A High Megapixel DSLR Geared For Color Accuracy

Technology : TechCrunch (1 hour ago)

Canon’s announcing a new pro-level DSLR camera next week, according to CanonRumors, and now specs have leaked that reveal what we can expect. The 5DS (and 5DS R, a variant with the low pass filter removed, which should provide great... Read Post

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

Technology / Gadgets : Engadget (3 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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