robotics

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Kroger on Wednesday broke ground on its first high-tech fulfillment center in Monroe. The automated warehouse with digital and robotic capabilities is expected to generate more than 400 new jobs.

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New research shows there are health benefits for seniors who interact with robotic pets. It provides companionship and decreases agitation in dementia patients. Soon it may do more than that as University of Cincinnati design and engineering students rework robotic companions currently on the market.

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Procter & Gamble says it plans to ramp up the number of robots it has to a total of 5,000 in the next five years. It now has 3,000, up from 1,000 in 2013. Managers say the reason for the robotic increase is due to advances in vision and gripping, as well as robots that can work alongside people.