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Robot Kills Technician At German VW Plant

July 1, 2015 5:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A technician died from injuries sustained while working on a robot at Volkswagen's factory.

Manufacturing Snapshot Of The Week: Google’s Driverless Cars Hit The Road

June 25, 2015 5:34 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Google announced today that their driverless cars are cruising around Mountain View, CA.

Ford To Begin Engineering Self-Driving Cars

June 24, 2015 3:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Ford also announced new developments in 3D printing and Internet connectivity.

Programming Intelligent Underwater Robots

June 22, 2015 2:53 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Intelligent underwater robots have increasingly been deployed as vital tools.

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Robots: Will Humans Face A Horse And Buggy Moment?

June 22, 2015 2:26 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Gideon Rose discusses work and life in the age of automation.

Watch Robots 3D Print A Bridge

June 18, 2015 2:45 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

A company called MX3D plans to use robots to 'draw' a bridge into midair over an Amsterdam canal.

California Reveals Details Of Self-Driving Car Accidents

June 18, 2015 1:54 pm | by Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | News | Comments

This reverses a policy that shields details of how self-driving cars been performing.

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Softbank's Humanoid Robot With 'Heart' To Go On Sale

June 18, 2015 4:07 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The robot is equipped with a "heart" designed to recognize and react to human emotions.

NTSB To Say If Amtrak Engineer Used Cell Phone Before Crash

June 10, 2015 9:35 am | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some believe the engineer was using his cell phone before the train derailed.

Google Founder Defends Accident Records Of Self-Driving Cars

June 3, 2015 4:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says its self-driving cars were at fault in just one of the accidents.

Who Will Lose Their Job To The Machines?

May 27, 2015 3:16 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here is some insight into predictions for the future of automation in the workplace.

CEO: Nissan Will Be Ready With Autonomous Driving By 2020

May 18, 2015 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Whether people can use the autonomous cars will depend on government regulations.

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This Is How A Driverless Truck Works

May 15, 2015 5:10 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

One of the first driverless semi-trucks is already driving, legally, on Nevada's highways.

Latest Self-Driving Google Car Heading To Public Streets

May 15, 2015 9:37 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The debut is a huge step toward more universal driverless cars.

Five Things To Know About Accidents Involving Self-Driving Cars

May 13, 2015 9:35 am | by Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Volvo To Build New Plant In South Carolina

May 11, 2015 10:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

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.

Self-Driving Cars Getting Dinged In California

May 11, 2015 10:40 am | by Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

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A Unifying Vision For Distribution And The Robot Revolution

May 6, 2015 9:57 am | by Krishnan Sundaresan, Director at ARRYVE | News | Comments

Robots are the present; and distributors that don’t plan on integrating robots with a holistic perspective will be left in the past.

Daimler's Self-Driving Big Rig Makes Big Entrance In Nevada

May 6, 2015 9:54 am | by Kimberly Pierceall, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads.

Robots Handle Specific Manufacturing Tasks At Iowa Facility

May 4, 2015 10:45 am | by Jeff Montgomery, Telegraph Herald | News | Comments

"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.

Growers Hoping To Build Strawberry Picking Robot

May 4, 2015 9:58 am | by Kevin Bouffard, The Ledger | News | Comments

"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 Decline At The Outset Of 2015

April 29, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Industrial mergers and acquisitions decreased in the first quarter of this year following a robust 2014, according to research firm Mergermarket.

Can Investing In Driverless Cars Boost British Manufacturing?

April 29, 2015 9:25 am | by Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Manager of European Automation | News | Comments

A report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders predicts that by 2030 a quarter of all cars sold will be completely autonomous.

Autonomous Driving: A Problem Solved?

April 28, 2015 10:44 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

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.

Muller LCS Introduces Octopus "1717C" Series Automatic Rotary Ring Stretch Wrapper

April 21, 2015 11:59 am | by Muller LCS | Product Releases | Comments

“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.”

Robotics And Medical Marijuana — A Joint Venture

April 20, 2015 3:23 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

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.

E-Commerce Boom Drives Dramatic Growth In Warehouse Automation Market

April 17, 2015 10:33 am | by ARC Advisory Group | News | Comments

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.

Digital Factories: The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

April 15, 2015 10:53 am | by CNN Money | News | Comments

The future of industry could mean fewer workers, more machines and more automation.

April Automation Update

April 14, 2015 2:20 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

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.

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