The 2015 National Robotics Initiative PI meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., on November 5th and 6th at the Westin Arlington Gateway. Please save the date.
Registration, hotel reservatiions, and the meeting's program at the 2015 NRI PI meeting web site.
In China's factories, the robots are rising.
For decades, manufacturers employed waves of young migrant workers from China's countryside to work at countless factories in coastal provinces, churning out cheap toys, clothing and electronics that helped power the country's economic ascent.
Now, factories are rapidly replacing those workers with automation, a pivot that's encouraged by rising wages and new official directives aimed at helping the country move away from low-cost manufacturing as the supply of young, pliant workers shrinks.