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TJ McDermott
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Blame the boomers
TJ McDermott   1/13/2013 9:12:20 PM
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Well, not really blame them.  But the reason for the growth in service robots can be attributed to the baby boomer generation.  ANYTHING that has to do with caring for our aging population is going to be a growth industry in the next couple of decades.

Tim
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Robots
Tim   1/13/2013 8:09:09 PM
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Milking robot systems are amazing. As the price points for milk remain low, it is touger for dairy farmers to stay in business. Deluxe milking robot aytomation systems allow the cow to determine its own milking time which leads to a healthier herd with better milk production.

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Re: Service Robots
Cadman-LT   1/12/2013 10:22:29 AM
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Great article Ann...as always. I was wondering exactly what the service bot segment consisted of...you mentioned roombas. I guess roombas, some mow your lawn, but I can't think of many others atm.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Service Robots
Ann R. Thryft   1/11/2013 11:48:05 AM
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Thanks Al. Can you clarify your comments about robot arms vs standalone machines? What exactly are you suggesting?

apresher
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Service Robots
apresher   1/11/2013 9:02:04 AM
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Solid story, Ann.  There certainly are a lot of opportunities for service robots.  In manufacturing, I wonder if another factor is the number of robotic mechanisms and arms that are being designed into the machine themselves rather than a robot as a standalone system.  Thanks.

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