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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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Canon shifts to robots for camera production

Technology / Gadgets : Boing Boing Gadgets (3 years ago)

Reuters: Man tries out a Canon EOS-1D X at a Tokyo showroom. Camera maker Canon is evolving toward "fully automating" production, to reduce costs at work sites in Japan, a leading nation in robotics development. "The move toward mac... 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 (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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