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.
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.
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.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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