While the slowing economy is deterring orders for high-tech devices, makers of thermal imaging cameras have received enquiries of their products as airports worldwide are beginning to install the cameras to help halt the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). At Singapore's Changi airport, the first airport to deploy such technology, the cameras capture thermal maps of each passenger, thus helping authorities spot those who have an above-normal temperature, an early symptom of SARS.
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
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