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Firms brought in robots. Now they need ‘robot wranglers'

Firms brought in robots. Now they need ‘robot wranglers'
Scott Samples with two of the many autonomous robotic vehicles he "wrangles" at an appliance-manufacturing plant in LaFayette, Georgia.
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By Liz YoungCaroline Rutenberg got an alert one day that one of her charges needed help at the Amazon.com warehouse where she works in Windsor, Connecticut.Rutenberg walked across the warehouse floor and found the crew member covered in white paint and refusing to move after an accidental spill.Rutenberg took a cloth and gently wiped off the worker’s eyes, getting a glassy, expressionless stare in return. But it’s not like she expected a “thank you” – her underling is a robot, a squat machine on wheels that looks l...

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