Micropsi raises $30M to retrain industrial robots using human demonstrations


As the pandemic places an increasing strain on the supply chain, manufacturers and warehouse operators are piloting — or upping their existing investments in — robotics technologies. According to a 2020 Automation World survey, 44.9% of operators reported that their assembly and manufacturing facilities currently use robots as an “integral part of their [workflows].” Global X’s Jay Jacobs told CNBC in a recent interview that industrial robots could grow from 16 billion to 37 billion over the next 10 years, with 2022 being the key inflection point.…