Category: Robotics

How Are Robots Changing Warehousing and Distribution?

Starting with Amazon Amazon is one of the biggest retailers in the world. In 2018 it came second only to Walmart, and that is in large part due to the tens of thousands of robots it utilizes in its warehouses. As of Jan. 1, 2017, more than 30,000 robots were being used for order fulfillment …

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The Value of Simulation for Collaborative Robots – Part 2

This is the second of a 2-part series on Cobotics simulation. In a previous blog I introduced the concept of Cobotics, or the use of Collaborative Robots and described the benefits of cobotics work cell simulation which include: Secure accessibility for both humans and robots Secure human tasks using ergonomics validation Human / robot interaction …

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Workforce Automation and Robots in the Electronics Manufacturing Industry

Automation has been in mind for not just decades, but centuries. Whether we’re talking about those who worked in flour mills or those who dealt with windmills, automated processes have always been on inventors’ minds. While automation would technically result in job losses, the increased prevalence of robots and robotics parts in the agricultural, packaging, …

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Terminator Turns Facilitator – Wearable for the Augmented Workforce

The first Terminator was destroyed in a factory by a hydraulic press—now parts of him have reappeared in a plant setting. Ford Motor Company is piloting an exoskeleton device to help assembly workers lift their arms above their heads more easily. That’s a big deal for assembly line workers, who can raise their arms doing overhead tasks as much …

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The Future of Work

With automation poised to put millions out of work, economists debate if growth can create enough new ones. Since the 1970s, automation has eliminated the jobs of millions of bank tellers, retail cashiers, travel agents, airline front-desk workers and manufacturing employees. With the jobs of truck drivers, airline pilots and even medical doctors now at …

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