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7 fields where robots are taking charge
Over the next decade, the number and variety of robots in the workplace will soar, taking over many jobs that are too dirty, too dull or too dangerous for people to do. Already, about 1.4 million industrial robots are deployed around the world, as well as several million robotic devices designed for in-home consumer use. And potential growth is vast: Only about 10 percent of possible industrial users, for example, have actually incorporated robots into their processes.
By the editors of the Kiplinger Washington Letter, Kiplinger Personal Finance
September 27, 2013