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3. The price is right
Robots used to be expensive and could be hard to justify. Standardization and volume continue to drive costs down. Epson recently introduced its All-In-One SCARA robot which combines robot and controls in a single package. It has a gazillion packaging applications and costs less than $8,000. Other, larger, robots of all types continue to drop in price even while adding capability.
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