37684505 submission Submission + - A Robot that Could Revolutionize U.S. Manufacturing. (technologyreview.com) Submitted by moon_unit2 on Tuesday September 18, 2012 @12:01AM moon_unit2 writes: Technology Review has the scoop on a revolutionary new industrial robot created by famed robotics researcher Rodney Brooks. The robot, Baxter, is completely safe, extremely adaptable, and ridiculously easy to program. By providing a way to automate simple manufacturing work, it could help make U.S. manufacturers compete with Chinese companies that rely on low-cost human labor. You can see the new robot in action in a related video of the robot in action and Brooks discussing its potential.