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Friday, January 22, 2016

Humans Win Over Robots

Fuji Chooses Humans over Robots (+Slideshow)

Fuji cameras and lenses are made by actual people rather than machines

Angela Nicholson | January 21, 2016

[...] While the workers in the camera assembly areas wear the white coats, gloves and masks typical of a cleanroom environment, hairnets/hats are not a requirement, and visitors are able to wear normal clothes. The lens assembly areas are different, though. Here, everyone is required to wear full cleanroom outfits including a hairnet, hood, overall, boots and mask. Gloves must also be carefully pulled over sleeve ends to contain as much dust and fibre as possible. It's a hot and stuffy get-up that I was very pleased to remove after just an hour, so hats (or hairnets) off to the workers who wear it all day every day. [...]

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<more at; related links: (Man vs machine: 9 human jobs taken over by robots. Technology has reshaped the workforce and caused some jobs to disappear. Here are some that have completely gone or under threat from robots. September 25, 2015) and (Human and robot: complementary or substitutive? April 15, 2014)>

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