The Long Arm of Robotics
The Seattle region's automation industry reaches into every imaginable sector -- from airplanes to apple picking.
Robots in the workplace are nothing new. General Motors deployed whats considered to be the first mechanical-arm robot on an assembly line in 1959. Painting and welding robots are now standard features of auto assembly plants, and conjecture on a workerless, robot-filled workplace has been the stuff of think pieces and cartoons for decades. But…