Summary: Smartphones are a kind of midwife for Robotics. These intelligent devices accompany us throughout our lives. However robots contain cheap sensors yet expensive mechanics, as they have to move around. A breakthrough in this technology has been long-awaited on the global market but is now imminent. For instance applications to monitor agricultural crops and assist staff in disaster operations have already been developed.

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Original Title: Die Ökonomie des Robotik-Fortschritts.

Author: Jürg Müller, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Language of Article: German

Publishing date: 2015, September 14