Category Archive: Robotics

Sep 12 2018

Joe Zulick

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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Jul 18 2018

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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Feb 21 2018

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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Feb 07 2018

Talk to Your Factory?

Many of us are now talking to our digital companions at home and on the go. “Alexa, what the weather going to be like today?” “Okay Google, find me a recipe for pancakes.” “Siri, how’s the traffic on I-495 around Boston this morning?” Soon you will be talking to your factory – if you aren’t …

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Dec 27 2017

Stephane Rolland

The Value of Simulation for Collaborative Robots – Part I

Introduction There are many online videos of collaborative robots cookingpancakes, serving a cup of tea or mixing cocktails, but it is difficult to find serious information about the simulation of these Collaborative Robots, or Cobots. But from an industrial point of view, keep in mind the production fundamentals: Human safety, ergonomics, performance, quality, offline validation, installation …

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