Large companies are not immune to the negative effects of ‘Pilot Purgatory’ on their digital and manufacturing transformation initiatives, including their merger, acquisition, and divestiture efforts. Strategic, transparent, and cross-functional execution are key to avoiding stagnation.
Pilot purgatory and industrial tourism has hindered the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies in the manufacturing sector, and can be especially damaging to solution provider start-ups. Early diagnosis of the threat is key.
Industrial automation trends continue to make waves in manufacturing.
Smart cities and smart factories need a better way to coordinate controls than by creating a single point of failure. Airalab offers a P2P network approach and is applying blockchain technology to manufacturing.
We asked leaders in the robotics industry to look ahead and predict the top trends for next year. Here’s what they told us.
thyssenkrupp North America CEO Patrick Bass offers advice on how technology and employee empowerment can foster change.
Esben H. Ostergaard, the CTO of Universal Robots and recipient of the 2018 Joseph F. Engelberger Award, talks about the evolution of collaborative robots and how they can help people and companies.
Industry 4.0 in the U.K. takes advantage of British leadership in R&D, manufacturing, and finance. Regional efforts around robotics, 3D printing, and AI are expected to benefit the economy.
Although manufacturing has relied on robots for some time now, the biggest changes coming to industrial systems will not be in the arrival of new hardware. Instead, new robots will be distinguished by their artificial intelligence capability and connectedness with other robots. Making robots “smarter” has already proven to be key to developing more useful…
Traditional manufacturing is already aware of robotics and AI, but industrial transformation requires companies to look for new ways to apply the technology. See how one Japanese startup hopes to lead the way.
FANUC and Cisco have together launched what appears to be a true component of the Factory of the Future. It’s still early yet, but the advance notices are eye-popping. FANUC claims to have saved its customers up to $70 million in “saved” downtime.
A webcast that explores the world of iron-collar workers (cobots) as they begin their takeover of manufacturing.
Some mergers and acquisitions are very beneficial to the business and technology of robotics while others are questionable or just plain strange?