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Mitsubishi's Dexterous Robots for Factory Automation

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   4/3/2013 12:56:59 PM
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I was used to the industry's term "dexterous" being used for the industrial robot arms until I did the research for the humanoid hand slideshow. That's when I realized what a huge gap there is between the two approaches.



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Elizabeth M   4/8/2013 9:57:29 AM
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Thanks for this perspective on the term, Ann. I'll be careful in making the distinction in future stories now.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   4/8/2013 11:49:15 AM
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Well, it's tough for the reporter when an entire industry uses a term that's losing its context. For example, I remember when ASIC manufacturers came up with the terms LSI (large system integration), and then VLSI (very large system integration) to describe complexity levels of early ASICs. Worse, these absurd terms were used during a time of rapid change, so even if they did had a precise meaning they became quickly outdated.

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