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When Rodney Brooks visited Chinese factories that were manufacturing robots in the early 2000s, he found that most of the manufacturing was still being done by hand. He says hand manufacutring is costing our country jobs, manufacturing capacity, and innovative power. With his new robot invention, Brooks is working to integrate robots seamlessly into manufacturing and improve the process across the system. Robots, Reshoring and the Promise of the 21st Century By: Travis Hessman In 2002, Rodney Brooks brought the first real taste of the 21st century into the world and, even better, into our homes. When it first hit the market, the Roombathe tiny, autonomous robot vacuum created by Brooks first major startup, iRobotrepresented the pinnacle of high-tech, ultra-modern life. It was the first definitive sign that the sci-fi future wed been promised for the new millennia was starting to come true. However, there was one part of it that didnt quite live up to the promise: manufacturing. We