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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...

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...

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...

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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.

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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.

Two-Armed Robot Designed For Factory Collaboration

April 14, 2015 10:03 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

“The new era of robotic coworkers is here and an integral part of our Next Level strategy,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.

Students Gather For Team Robot Battles

April 13, 2015 3:19 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

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.

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VIDEO: Could These Robots Reinvent Manufacturing?

April 13, 2015 10:28 am | by CNN Money | News | Comments

Meet the robots inspiring manufacturers at the Hannover Messe — the world's biggest industrial fair.

The Swell of Automation In Manufacturing

April 8, 2015 3:19 pm | by Lisa Richards | News | Comments

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.

Autonomous Car Completes 3,400-Mile U.S. Road Trip

April 6, 2015 10:11 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

"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."

Personalized Production: The Brilliant Factory Will Match The Right Parts With The Right Tools

March 30, 2015 9:52 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE manufacturing maven Christine Furstoss provides a look inside the technology at work in the "brilliant factory."

Meet Sawyer, The One-Armed Collaborative Robot

March 25, 2015 9:48 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

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.

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Manufacturing’s Winner & Loser Of The Week

March 20, 2015 3:03 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

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.                                         

Inside Google's New Self-Driving Car

March 20, 2015 2:48 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Marco della Cava got an exclusive look at Google's self-driving car.

Tesla Announces Charging System, Auto-Steering Feature

March 20, 2015 9:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

On Thursday, Musk unveiled a new software update that he said would make running out of charge unintentionally "basically impossible."                   

Autonomous Car Prepares For 3,500-Mile U.S. Road Trip

March 16, 2015 3:02 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Companies both inside and outside the auto industry are experimenting with technologies that take more and more responsibilities away from the driver.                

Report: Robotic Welding To Grow Sharply By 2020

March 11, 2015 12:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A newly released report expects revenues for the robotic welding market to increase by nearly 40 percent as emerging nations gain awareness of its potential benefits. According to the analysis by Frost & Sullivan, the robotic welding market earned revenues...

How Robots Are Saving The Dairy Farm

March 10, 2015 2:07 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Today’s dairy farm is a far cry from what ads and movies would have you believe.                              

The Driverless Car, Officially, Is A Risk

March 5, 2015 1:49 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Three insurance suppliers and an auto parts maker have warned in their most recent annual reports that driverless cars and the technology behind them could one day disrupt the way they do business.        

Volvo To Test Self-Driving Cars On Swedish Roads In 2017

February 25, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first public test of the Swedish automaker's Drive Me system. The test will place individuals in the driver's seats, which would automatically move through streets cleared...

Soft-Robotics Technology Wins Big At The Oscars

February 24, 2015 5:24 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Disney’s "Big Hero 6" stars vinyl robot superhero.                                 

IoT, Automation And Supply Chain Sentience: Q&A With Sean Riley

February 20, 2015 2:31 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers have heard about how Internet of Things movement can generate, store and analyze data points, but the future of IoT is even more exciting. Sean Riley, the Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Solutions Director at Software AG, recently released his list of supply chain and manufacturing predictions...

Navy Debuts Robot That Can Fight Fires Aboard Ships

February 14, 2015 10:57 am | by Brock Vergakis, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Navy has developed a prototype of a man-sized robot to do one of the most dangerous jobs aboard any ship: fighting a fire. The Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot was developed by researchers at Virginia Tech and made its public debut during a Navy science and technology expo in...

Re-skilled Workers Bring The Industrial Internet Of Things To Life

February 12, 2015 1:58 pm | by Sudarshan Krishnamurthi, Senior Product Manager, Cisco, on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage | News | Comments

The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) holds huge potential for manufacturers in 2015. But in order to fulfill these promises, manufacturers will need skilled workers who can deploy the evolving technology on the plant side. As more and more companies migrate toward increased connectivity on...

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