At the upcoming Robotics & AI Summit, Catalyst Connection CEO Petra Mitchell will chat about how manufacturing apprenticeships are growing in popularity for students who want to move beyond entry-level work.
Manufacturing USA Report highlights efforts across the U.S. to develop advanced manufacturing training and projects.
Workforce development needs to be a national priority, said A3’s Jeff Burnstein and Bob Doyle. Automation can help multiple industries and workers, they said.
Katie Stebbins, a speaker at RoboBusiness 2018, urges employers, higher education, and governments to talk about population shifts and demographics and plan for workforce retraining so that employees are helped, not harmed, by robotics and automation.
Artificial intelligence, mobile robots, and workforce concerns dominated discussion at this week’s RBR-sponsored summit. Plus, LiveWorx highlights included acrobats and Ant-Man.
Artificial intelligence will drastically affect manufacturing productivity, as AI is combined with collaborative robots, supply chains, and enterprise systems.
Hang out with the RBR crew in Boston next week as we discuss robotics, AI, smart manufacturing, supply chain automation, and more at the Robotics & AI Summit @ LiveWorx 2018.
New York’s FuzeHub is a member of NIST’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which aims to reduce costs, develop the workforce, and find new markets.
Byron Clayton, the new head of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, talks about how universities, manufacturers, and the government can work together to keep U.S. industry competitive.
The industrial automation market in North America grew at a strong rate in the first half of 2017, said the Association for Advancing Automation. While much of was in automotive manufacturing, A3 noted that robotics is paralleling employment and help the U.S. economy.
In this interview excerpt, a British robotics expert describes how to address concerns about robots and AI stealing jobs, the position of the U.K. automation industry, and the necessary role of government.
The skills gap between what’s needed in manufacturing and what graduates know must be closed before the U.S. can make full use of industrial automation, said Automate panelists.
The future of automation in the U.S. depends on entrepreneurship, government leadership from the new administration, and attention to skills shortages, writes A3 President Jeff Burnstein.
The U.K. is already a leader in additive manufacturing research, but experts note that it needs to do more to keep up with the global trend toward 3D printing for production.
Significant advances in machine vision, sensing and gripping, have enabled robots to start being used in new industrial applications and unfamiliar sectors.
2012 FIRST Robotics Competition kicked off today at Southern New Hampshire University. Founded in 1989 by Segway inventor Dean Kamen, it is focused on inspiring curiosity and creating interest in science, technology, engineering.
RTP partners include OMRON Industrial Automation, a strong player in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor technology for healthcare and industrial markets; Yaskawa Motoman Robotics, which produces robotic automation for industry and robotic applications; FANUC Robotics America Inc., one of the largest makers of industrial robots; KUKA Robotics Corp., a German producer of industrial robots for industries ranging from automotive to food and plastics; and Kawasaki Robotics, a provider of robots capable of handling payloads from 3 to 700 kilograms. Other RTP partners include Rockwell Automation, Cisco, and Mitsubishi Electric.