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COVID-19 clawback spurs robotics

 


Prior to the corona virus outbreak, economies in the industrial world were moving along fairly smoothly-— reliable supply chains with “just in time” component arrivals, predictable product deliveries, low interest rates, little inflation, abundant reasonably priced energy, and an adequate workforce in seemingly peaceful world.

It was a set up for a perfect storm!

That cataclysmic eruption two years ago slammed countries worldwide just like what happened with World War I and the Spanish Flu more than a century ago. As if the pandemic wasn’t enough, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine...



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