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Strange. That reads like a pitch for Rethink Robotics, a MIT spinoff, from 10 years ago. They were going to make robots that could work alongside humans and do so cheaply. "Baxter" was their first product. It was a flop. The robot was not precise enough for assembly, using it to move things from one place to another wasn't cost effective, and the "learning" wasn't that helpful.

This paper should have examined that critically and discussed what has to be fixed for the next try at this.

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