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April 22, 2014
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Forward Observations: Happy Birthday, Dear Robot

By Rick Carter, Executive Editor

I attended a sort-of birthday party for robots last month in Detroit. Robotics leader ABB used its annual Technology Days event to remind attendees (mostly customers and integrators) that they’ve been making robots for 40 years. The company’s reference point was the dawn of the microcomputer-controlled electric industrial robot, their version of which first appeared in 1974. Continue Reading →