The post-virus future is here, and it’s time for robots to shine

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The post-virus future is here, and it’s time for robots to shine

As Covid-19 forces us into greater automation, robots are on the verge of living up to their science-fiction hype

Garry White

As the era of 5G communication dawns, science fiction is becoming science fact; the age of the fully autonomous robot is now upon us.

A deal was recently signed that will allow robots to connect to the cloud, so they can be manually operated and programmed “on the fly” via the internet. This is a crucial step in the rise of the machines.

Covid-19 has transformed how people work, but it also means some jobs will disappear for good. As businesses automate processes to comply with social distancing rules, robots are on the verge of living up to their science-fiction hype...

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