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Although the automotive industry has been using robots for decades, the rise of collaborative robots or cobots has made automation more flexible and useful to small and midsize enterprises. Multiple industries can benefit from adoption or expansion of automation, but only if they understand their own processes and needs and can work well with partners.

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Robotics & Geopolitics: AI Rivalry Encompasses U.S., China, and Canada; UN Proposes Global Drone Registry

The intensifying global robotics and AI rivalry includes Alphabet's warning that the U.S. should pay more attention to China, as well as Canada's first AI-driven ETF.

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GE’s Terrence Southern Discusses Autonomous Systems Market, RoboBusiness

GE’s Terrence Southern Discusses Autonomous Systems Market, RoboBusiness

Terrence Southern is the lead global robotics and automation engineer for GE Global Research. Southern leads the Robotics & Automation project strategies across the GE business portfolio, which includes research, system & application development, testing and manufacturing system project management...

CROs Need Robotics, AI Roadmap to Prepare Others for the Future

CROs Need Robotics, AI Roadmap to Prepare Others for the Future

The chief robotics officer or CRO must be able to manage business transformation through the creation and implementation of a robotics and AI roadmap. Every industry is affected by automation, so ever business needs a leader with understanding of both...

Pick and Place for Profit: Using Robot Labor to Save Money

Pick and Place for Profit: Using Robot Labor to Save Money

Over the last 50 years the cost of labor in manufacturing has risen steadily, and the willingness of many people to perform highly repetitive tasks on assembly lines has decreased. Over the same period the equivalent hourly cost of robot...