Buying iRobot Not Automatic

Hear the word robot and I'm sure you think of something out of a science fiction movie, or perhaps that robot that warned "Danger! Danger! Will Robinson" on the 1960s television series Lost in Space. That might have been the case in the past, but these days robots are turning up in a variety of places: mining and construction, health care, banking, hospitals, the military and defense, and law enforcement.

You're probably wondering if this is really happening, and the answer is yes. The shipping industry, for instance, uses robots to move intermodal containers from ship to train to flatbed truck. The Port of New York has seen the number of longshoremen fall by 90% since peaking in the 1960s....368 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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