Robots uncaged  

How a new generation of sophisticated robots is changing business

​We’ve long seen robots in industry, handling repetitive tasks and heavy machinery. But new technologies are moving robots out of the warehouse and into the office: Collaborative and service robots are already helping firms prepare meals, support workers, assist retail shoppers, and engage banking customers.

Industry has used robots for decades. They were once confined to safety cages in manufacturing facilities, programmed to perform one task perfectly, over and over again. Their purpose was to make high volumes of goods more quickly and cheaply.

But advances in a number of technologies are springing robots from their cages, liberating them to work in new roles, in new industries, and with new benefits. Robots are changing far more than manufacturing—in industries ranging from retail to financial services, they are clambering onto the agendas of strategy, marketing, customer experience, and product leaders.

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