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The robot era won't need a lot more electricity: Know why

Where robots require electrical load, they create an economic incentive to conserve it elsewhere

Bloomberg 

As robots come to dominate manufacturing, and automation eats its way into more business processes, societies are beginning to address the future of work for humans. Another issue — for the power industry in particular— is whether programmable machines might also significantly increase electricity use. In the wealthy countries of Asia, robots have already arrived. South Korea, Singapore and Japan are the three most automated manufacturing economies, according to the International Federation of Robotics. In Korea, 1 manufacturing worker in 21 is a robot. The US, Taiwan ...

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First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 20:45 IST
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