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RaaS revenues and deployments are rapidly eclipsing those from robot purchases, as end users discover more value in securing robotic solutions rather than just equipment

"While warehouse managers and supply chain leaders may be eager to acquire robots and automated technologies, the large capital investments and expertise required can often be a barrier to adoption.

Following the trends of the software as a service (SaaS) industry, robotics companies are now offering robotics as a service (RaaS) solutions that make robot deployments more feasible than ever. Much like companies that use SaaS to efficiently adopt software solutions, RaaS models offer a cost-effective, less risky and scalable way to adopt robotics in warehouses with no additional infrastructure requirements and little training..."

The organizations behind the widely used USB standard have released some new info on the latest iteration of the interface, and it's nothing but good news for consumers

"It'll be faster and bring improved compatibility, with no need to pay close attention to which cable or port you're using. And pedants take note: there's no longer a space after 'USB' and the number.

USB4, as it's now styled (versus USB 4), was announced in March with a few promises regarding features, but now the actual technical specifications have been released to anyone who cares to inspect them. It's another step in the process of bringing a major standard from idea to reality.

There are three main improvements in USB4 over USB 3 (or 3.2, or 3.1 gen2v2. the naming system is a mess):..."

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