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.
Original Title: Die Ökonomie des Robotik-Fortschritts.
Author: Jürg Müller, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Language of Article: German
Publishing date: 2015, September 14