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Why Can’t Smart Manufacturing Be Simple?

Why Can’t Smart Manufacturing Be Simple?

Tend.ai CEO and RoboBusiness 2017 speaker Mark Silliman gives a preview of his session at this year's conference with a discussion of how automation and the cloud are making smart manufacturing easier.

Automation Market Still Booming in North America, Says A3

Automation Market Still Booming in North America, Says A3

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...

Melonee Wise to Deliver RoboBusiness Closing Keynote

Melonee Wise to Deliver RoboBusiness Closing Keynote

Melonee Wise, CEO of RBR50 company Fetch Robotics, will deliver the closing keynote at RoboBusiness 2017. Her keynote, "The Future of Intelligent Automation," will reflect on the lessons learned from RoboBusiness and how AI and robotics will continue to evolve...

Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise to Close RoboBusiness 2017

Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise to Close RoboBusiness 2017

Melonee Wise, CEO of Fetch Robotics, will deliver the closing keynote at RoboBusiness 2017. "The Future of Intelligent Automation," will reflect on the lessons learned from RoboBusiness and how AI and robotics will continue to evolve and reshape industry and...

Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI

Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI

Despite all the hype, AI systems get lost all the time, just like humans. The issue that caused Knightscope's K5 security robot to fall into an indoor water fountain is a pesky, seemingly trivial sensor problem that has plagued robot...

The Future of Cobots: Adaptive Thought Control

The Future of Cobots: Adaptive Thought Control

Cobots are now so integrated into business that it’s something of a cliche to compare this new generation of automation to the clumsy, cage-bound robotics common two decades ago. Moving machines from sequestered danger zones to shared workspaces is now...