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Published: 7/3/2017

Logical Reasoning Is a Critical Skill
Sound reasoning is a skill. Training and practice are needed, but even a few lessons in logic can help.

Published: 5/1/2017

Great Technology + Great People = Outstanding Parts
These words explain the logic—and the passion—that drives applications of automation in manufacturing. Sadly, many pundits don’t get this.

Published: 5/1/2017

Keep an Eye on AI
Big data is just the beginning. In the future, optimizing the system will be a function of the system itself.

Published: 11/1/2016

Impressions of IMTS 2016
Things changed this year. New technologies and a new generation were prominent, and together they are helping to take this show into its next era.

Published: 10/14/2016

Developments in the Man-Machine Connection
Like people, today’s collaborative robots understand what happens around them and behave accordingly.

Published: 10/3/2016

Cobots and Beyond
Collaborative robots address a challenge that will continue to be addressed.

Published: 6/17/2016

Robots, Robots, Robots
Lately, I’ve noticed an increasing number of shops researching ways to implement various types of automation to improve their productivity through unattended operation.

Published: 12/3/2015

Minimizing Personnel with Unattended Operations
Once a machine is cutting parts, the operator is free to perform other duties. It makes sense that the longer the machine can run unattended, the more of these other duties the operator would be able to perform.

Published: 6/1/2015

Interacting with Automation
Working in conjunction with robots, rather than simply harnessing their power, may represent the next step toward fully integrating machines into the industrial workplace.

Published: 3/27/2015

Supply-Side Robotics
It’s not just the promise of automation that drives robot adoption, but also the cost of the technology. Will price declines bring about much more widespread use of robots in manufacturing?