Robots don’t give a damn about your feelings, and that bothers people working with and around them. “We have been making algorithms that make robots greedy and jerky,” said Melonee Wise, vice president of robotics automation at Zebra Technologies. And by jerky, she’s not talking about sudden, jarring movements. She’s talking about machines acting like overly groomed kids in ’80s movies with their collars flipped up. “They see everything as a goal or an obstacle.” Speaking at a panel discussion at the Automate trade show in Detroit Wednesday, Wise explained that robots have broken free from their cages—first with collaborative robots (cobots) that could safely work alongside people and more recently with the explosion of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that roam factory floors performing various tasks.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has been awarded a $2M grant