US robot could shake up workplace
Makers of Baxter, a humanoid robot, claim their invention could forever change manufacturing.
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2012 12:56

Manufacturing in the United States has been in decline for decades.

Companies seeking cheaper labour and lower production costs have gone overseas, taking American jobs with them.

But a small technology company in Boston thinks it has a way to bring some of those jobs back.

And their proposal is straight out of science fiction.

Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler explains.


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