NSF, NASA, NIH and the Dept of Agriculture to provide $70 million to support research in next generation robots that will work closely with human operators, allowing new ability for factory workers, healthcare providers, soldiers, surgeons and astronauts to carry out key hard-to-do tasks. The overall goal is to foster “co-robots” that work closely with people.
Robotics funding is part of a larger Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. Details here.
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