Whether people can use the autonomous cars will depend on government regulations.
One of the first driverless semi-trucks is already driving, legally, on Nevada's highways.
The debut is a huge step toward more universal driverless cars.
A small fleet of self-driving cars is maneuvering through traffic in California using an array of sensors and computing power. Here are some things to know about these cars of the future.
The plant's initial operations will produce about 100,000 cars for U.S. dealerships and for export. It will begin with a workforce of about 2,000, although Volvo said it expects the plant to eventually employ 4,000 workers.
Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads.
Robots are the present; and distributors that don’t plan on integrating robots with a holistic perspective will be left in the past.
Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads.
"Robotics are a great way to keep jobs here in the U.S.," Randy Schofield, who serves as director of Upper Mississippi Manufacturing Innovation Center at Northeast Iowa Community College said.
"It's well documented the labor force has been shrinking over the last decade. It's a trend that's not likely to reverse itself," said Gary Wishnatzki, CEO of Wish Farms, a member of the third generation of his family's Florida produce business.
Industrial mergers and acquisitions decreased in the first quarter of this year following a robust 2014, according to research firm Mergermarket.
A report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders predicts that by 2030 a quarter of all cars sold will be completely autonomous.
One of many bold predictions from the Tesla Motors CEO was that autonomous driving is a solved problem. "We know exactly what to do and we'll be there in a few years,” Elon Musk says.
“We are always looking for ways to exceed customers’ expectations,” says Lawler. “The Octopus 1717 is an ideal automatic machine for manufacturers looking to increase productivity without compromising space and allowing the customer to stay within budget restraints.”
While Potbotics’ technology aims to solve everyday issues for medical marijuana users, the company’s CEO, David Goldstein, says they also have a bigger goal: making cannabis more accepted in the medical community.
Rapid growth in the worldwide market for warehouse automation and control systems is being driven primarily by the global boom in e-commerce, and its profound effects on fulfillment requirements, according to a new ARC Advisory Group market study.
The future of industry could mean fewer workers, more machines and more automation.
As industrial automation continues to become more prevalent on the plant floor, it is important to stay informed and know what you are getting into.
“The new era of robotic coworkers is here and an integral part of our Next Level strategy,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.
The Vex World Championship is sponsored by the Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation. It is held from April 15 to 18 and is open to the public.
Meet the robots inspiring manufacturers at the Hannover Messe — the world's biggest industrial fair.
Benefits of automated facility management include better integration and control of systems, cutting costs and energy reduction, production consistency, safety and reduction of workplace injuries and automated systems and computerized maintenance management.
"We expected we would be in autonomous mode most of the time, but to be in it close to 99 percent of the time was a pleasant surprise."
GE manufacturing maven Christine Furstoss provides a look inside the technology at work in the "brilliant factory."
Over the next five years we expect rapid adoption of collaborative robots in most major manufacturing markets. The adoption may be slow at first, as this is a new technology for many manufacturers and requires a new way of thinking about robots.
The winning title goes to a company for inventing a product that will benefit the manufacturing community, while the loser was forced to issue a recall of their product due to safety concerns.
Marco della Cava got an exclusive look at Google's self-driving car.
On Thursday, Musk unveiled a new software update that he said would make running out of charge unintentionally "basically impossible."
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