Manufacturers must continue to automate to remain competitive, but the introduction of robotics systems will impact their facilities and human workers. The results of a recent survey by Veo Robotics of 500 manufacturers the US, UK, and Japan provides insights into the optimal path forward when introducing robotics systems, and challenges conventional thinking.
Study Finds Stronger Links Between Automation and Inequality
New research by MIT economist Daron Acemoglu shows that since 1987, automation has taken away jobs from lower-skill workers without being replaced by an equivalent number of labor-market opportunities.
Robots Help Some Firms, Even While Workers Across Industries Struggle
A new study co-authored by an MIT economist Daron Acemoglu shows firms that move quickly to use robots tend to add workers to their payroll, while industry job losses are more concentrated in firms that make this change more slowly.
Built Robotics Partners With 400,000 Member Construction Union for Robotics Training Programs
Multi-year partnership will provide training for 400,000+ union members on use of autonomous earth-moving equipment.
Manufacturing Will Bounce Back, Finds BDO CFO Survey
While global manufacturing faces significant economic, policy, and competitive challenges, industrial automation is still a high priority, found one CFO survey.
HR headaches to get relief from robots in manufacturing, says KUKA exec
Rather than take jobs, robots can address HR concerns about recruitment, morale, and retention through safe collaboration and improved work environments, states a KUKA VP.
Survey: 75% of U.S. Workers Think Their Jobs are Safe from Automation
Impact of automation yet to be felt, and workers remain optimistic that it will help their future work.
ARM Chooses 4 Projects in Latest Funding Effort for Manufacturers
Manufacturing institute has chosen almost 50 projects in the robotics and automation space.
Study Says 64% of People Trust a Robot More Than Their Manager
AI at Work survey shows growing relationship between workers, technologies.
Top 6 Business Takeaways From RoboBusiness 2019
Creating jobs and expanding opportunities some of the key themes from this year’s conference.
Massachusetts Robot Firms Prep for Family & Medical Leave Law
Payroll deductions begin next week, but many rovotics companies say the law will help recruit a more diverse workforce.
Robots, Labor Issues are Top of Mind at Pittsburgh Thrival Festival
Between music and art, attendees discuss manufacturing and e-commerce robotics.
RoboBusiness Panel to Discuss Expanding Diversity Beyond Hiring
Diversity in design, marketing, and end-user knowledge about automation adoption are key for robotics company growth.
Manufacturing Institutes See Growth in Membership, Worker Training
Manufacturing USA Report highlights efforts across the U.S. to develop advanced manufacturing training and projects.
Hirebotics, Universal Aim to Address Skilled Welder Shortage with BotX
New application merges cobot with arc welding via robots-as-a-service offering.
How the Emma Coalition Engages Discussion on Workforce Displacement
Group aims to bring together minds from across the industry to discuss reskilling, retraining, and yes, job loss due to automation.
Study: Humans Less Upset at Being Replaced by Robots Than by People
Feelings of self-worth at risk more with human replacement, survey suggests.
Infographic: What U.S. Regions Could be Threatened Most by Automation?
Southeastern areas could face job issues as automation, AI and robotics grow.
New Research Shows How AI Will Impact the Workforce
Employees cautious, yet companies also looking to create new job roles.
Editor’s Notebook: Random Tidbits of Robot News and Other Stuff
Cleaning off the desk and in-box of all sorts of fun and interesting robot news items.
Exoskeleton Market Projected to Reach $5.8B by 2028
Human worker augmentation driving growth of passive exoskeletons, research firm says.
At Ekso Bionics, Focus Remains on Augmenting Human Capabilities
CEO Jack Peurach chats with us about exoskeletons, rehabilitation devices, and entering industrial applications.
How to Build a Robotics Career Without a Ph.D.
As the industry grows, more robotics-related jobs will require different skill sets.
Why Humans Will Remain at Center of an Automated Workforce
CloudFactory’s Mark Sears chats with us about the augmented workforce of the future.
Things to Know This Week: Panda Bus, Football Robot, and Not Stealing Jobs
Get ready for the week in robotics by catching up on some news items from last week.