Faster production of commercial jets continues to drive profits at Boeing, which saw earnings jump 25 percent in the third quarter. “We are really pushing the envelope in terms of how to be more productive,” says Pat Shanahan, Boeing senior vice president.
Although last year’s DARPA Robotics Challenge demonstrated the limitations of humanoid robots, researchers are working hard to overcome them.
Rapid transformation of 3D printing from a prototyping tool to a production tool taking place; dramatic benefits in cost reduction while increasing productivity follow.
The technology will provide an advanced welding solution along with KUKA?s industrial robots acquired by system integrators and end-use customers, with applications including the automotive and computer industries, as well as other sectors.