China Developed The Ideal Factory Robot Assistant

The industrial robot can read a human co-worker’s mind with 96% accuracy to know when they need a tool or component.

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Imagine working on a project and having someone hand you the tool you need without you asking. Sounds pretty great, right? Well, it may soon be a reality as a recent article from TheStar discussed a new robot intended to assist factory workers by reading their minds. The robot monitors the worker’s brain waves and collects electric signals from muscles to predict their needs as they work seamlessly together to assemble a complex product. The device is intended to address China’s shrinking workforce and rising labor costs. The idea of robotic industrial assistants is catching on; China has seen 15% annual growth since 2016.

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