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Slideshow: Top 5 Robotics Trends to Watch in 2012

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Software key to robotics evolution
Ann R. Thryft   1/23/2012 12:48:19 PM
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Thanks, Beth. We've already seen improvements in software for programming robots, as I wrote about in this DN article:

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=236225&itc=dn_analysis_element&


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Software key to robotics evolution
Beth Stackpole   1/23/2012 6:32:13 AM
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Very informative wrap up on what to watch for in terms of robotics trends in 2012. I would definitely agree with the last point--the idea that the software needs to--and is--catching up with the hardware. Just like all of the embedded software being added to cars to enable and  all the new gadgetry, I imagine it will be the software that will ultimately drive the utility of these new robots, especially the ability for manufacturing engineers to more easily configure and program the robots to do their stuff.

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