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PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO AUTOMATION

The Human Factor

Is Robotic Automation the Key to Drawing (and Keeping) New Employees?

Derek Korn |

Robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift.  

Automation can be a hot-button topic. Some believe it is taking away jobs while others believe it is making jobs better for skilled workers.

Despite this polarization, one thing is undeniable: Automation is transforming human jobs. Automation – big and small – is becoming more common in manufacturing facilities as companies find ways for their human employees to work in coordination and cooperation with this technology.

In this story, learn how robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift. In this case, robotic automation is the key for Superior Metal Products to draw and keep new employees.

Can Vision and Artificial Intelligence Make Every Robot Collaborative?

Peter Zelinski |

That is the aim of this Boston-area startup. Last year, it came to market with technology to make even fast and powerful industrial robots safe to approach. The technology promises to eliminate the need for guarding around them — safety measures that might not be as safe as you think.
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See how vision and artificial intelligence can be used to make every robot a collaborative robot. Veo Robotics has recently come to market with technology that makes even fast and powerful industrial robots safe for humans to approach.

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10 Things to Know About Collaborative Robots

Peter Zelinski |

Technology advances related to collaborative robots suggest this technology will become more capable and commonplace.

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The industry is still amped up about collaborative robots. Everybody wants one, but what are they being used for and how many of them are actually being integrated into true collaborative applications?