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"Smarter, smaller, simpler: What’s ahead for robots in packaging?"

John R. Henry, a reader of this blog, has written an interesting essay on how robots are getting cheaper and better in packaging applications. This bit seems worth remembering:

Tools don’t take people’s jobs, they make them easier and more productive. Think of a carpenter with a handsaw versus a carpenter with power saw.

Kind of related: a brief--3 minute--video on the making of Skittles, the "#1 non-chocolate candy in the U.S."