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Video: Robomotive Humanoid Robot Uses 3D Vision

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apresher   8/23/2013 6:57:12 AM
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mrdon, Not sure about the programming tools used with the Robomotive. May need to get further into the development to see user tools. Unlikely that it will be similar to Baxter's approach, but many robots do teach positions as part of the programming effort.

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Ann R. Thryft   8/26/2013 1:33:48 PM
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I hadn't connected this one with Baxter, mrdon, probably because Baxter has been designed so differently, as well as its open source software, but I see your point.

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taimoortariq   8/27/2013 10:46:09 PM
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Really impressive, utilizing 3D mapping to obtain the co ordinates of the parts is a really effective technique. Specially the precision with which the robots are working and utilizing the adaptive control and co ordination of the robotic arms is really amazing. It appears that the industries that are presently automated by one armed robots might see a potential future in this advanced technology as well.

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taimoortariq   8/27/2013 10:51:26 PM
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Yes I agree, many robots come with the inbuilt feature of being prgrammed through teaching pendant(controller), its a pretty basic thing, because not everyone can program these robots and the coding is pretty complex as well. So I guess, it also must have a learning mode as well.

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taimoortariq   8/27/2013 11:05:22 PM
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Elizabeth, surely the introduction of robots will make the labor cost drop to a large extent but its actually not the labor cost that is the problem. Its actually the rate of production of the products. A company would prefer China even if the labor cost is not low. Its because China provides a huge amount of work force that are dedicated towards the mass production of the products. Relatively, USA lags behind in terms of work force, because the people count is way low as compared to China.

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taimoortariq   8/27/2013 11:20:24 PM
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In terms of rate of productions, we can definitely hope the best from the robots. Because, otherwise we cannot match the production rate of the Asian countries. Just an example of Apple assembly line in China, It hires 230,000 employees. We cannot match that by just the human work force at all.

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Elizabeth M   8/28/2013 7:10:09 AM
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So then would robotic automation help improve this situation in the U.S., talmoortariq? If products could be made at a faster rate not by adding people but by adding better processes, it could potentially make the U.S. more competitive to places like China, no?

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taimoortariq   8/28/2013 9:17:31 AM
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Yes, it is very much possible. Although it would mean a huge amount of installation of robots at the first place for low mix high production companies.

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taimoortariq   8/28/2013 9:21:03 AM
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Also they can work really well with high mix & medium production companies. They do not require that much high rates of production but need percision. So for that companies these robots are ideal.

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mrdon   9/1/2013 6:46:50 PM
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apresher,

I agree. Although programming robots uses a teach positioning technique, I think what makes Baxter different from other robotic units is the teaching pendant is on the unit itself (the arm) instead of an external handheld device. 

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