Industry Market Trends

VIDEO: Sue Sokoloski of Rethink Robotics: Baxter's Influence on Manufacturing Jobs

Jun 20, 2013

This week, ThomasNet News' editors are at the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing trade show, taking place June 18 through 20. The show is part of seven co-located events that feature 1,000 suppliers of materials, equipment, systems, and services used in production design and development.

Here, ThomasNet News' Christian Bonawandt, who leads sister publications Industry Market Trends and IMT Green & Clean Journal, speaks with Sue Sokoloski of Rethink Robotics about how automation and robotics technologies like the company's Baxter, a manufacturing robot, could change the way manufacturers hire and the skills needed for manufacturing jobs. She also explains how Baxter can attract younger children to the industry.