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Engineering’s Robert Gao discusses the integration of robots into the human workplace

Man vs. machine

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Assembly Magazine: Robert Gao, the Cady Staley Professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Case School of Engineering, opines on the future of the workplace shared by humans and robots. “While robots have been increasingly integrated into manufacturing since their introduction in the early 1960s, true human-robot workplace collaboration is still in the early stages and is only recently being earnestly studied by academics,” he said.