Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wynright Robotic Truck Unloader (RTU)


I originally found this story in Modern Materials Handling, published by Peerless Media LLC.  It's in the November issue, under News & Trends.  It originally appears in Robotics Business Review.  I find it amusing that not only does it put another job that was the exclusive domain of humans on the endangered list, but it also puts a job on the endangered list of robotic palletizers.  That's right.  Robots stealing jobs from other robots.  The cycle is complete.  This means that we aren't going to go extinct.  Most of us are still working.  So now everything just needs to equalize, so we all can get on with our lives.  All the kill robots/kill humans arguments just got shot full of holes.