Many manufacturers aren’t doing enough to measure human activities alongside automated processes, found a study by A.T. Kearney and Drishti.
thyssenkrupp North America CEO Patrick Bass offers advice on how technology and employee empowerment can foster change.
U.S. jobs in some regions could be more vulnerable to displacement from automation than others, having a direct affect on elections. And the governments of Taiwan and Iran look to artificial intelligence for new applications.
PTC and its partners put out an augmented reality-enhanced comic book for Manufacturing Day. We spoke with PTC about how manufacturers are already using AR or augmented reality.
Countries compete with companies for AI, robotics and other emerging technology labor.
ROBO Global and Universal Robots celebrated the ETF’s birthday with panels about the robotics industry and ringing the closing bell at the NYSE.
In a tale of three cities, a new robot alliance will compare notes to find the best balance of research, startup incentives, and industrial use of robotics and AI.
A survey recently found that as much as a fifth of British adults believe they are already co-existing in harmony with robotics and autonomous systems.
Emerging tech employment remains strong in the U.S.
The latest trade deals negotiated between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are just as important to competitiveness as the DARPA’s push for the “third wave” of AI. Plus, this week’s robotics roundup looks at workforce shortages.
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.
Robotics concerns about the changing nature of work were just some of the many topics discussed in Day 2 of RoboBusiness 2018. Exhibitors demonstrated the latest in components and solutions, panelists gave advice on how to automate and measure ROI, and attendees networked.
UiPath raises $225 million as its rapid growth continues. Organizations of all sizes are adopting RPA, including small and midsize enterprises and the U.S. government.
As robots spread quickly into multiple industries, the need for automation safety to be part of companies’ adoption plans also grows.
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.
Europe’s consideration of robot rights regulations is one example of why the industry needs to be aware of politics. RoboBusiness 2018 attendees can learn more at the CRO Summit.
Basic income, along with taxes, ethics rules, and outright bans are among the government responses to the perceived threats of automation. Plus, which countries are pursuing autonomous weapons?
What do Danish beer, a White House council, and British drones have in common? They’re examples of why businesses and governments should show leadership or address automation fears.
One of the promises of automation is that it will lead to manufacturing reshoring, but there has been little evidence of that so far, states a report. However, the reality is more complex than a zero-sum game.
Growing demand for commercial drone pilots leads to growth in education programs for workforce training companies and community colleges.
Restaurants, nursing homes, museums, and theme parks are just some of the places where service robots and AI are becoming useful. Nations must develop strategies and address fears of automation taking jobs.
Robots that make pizzas, deliver e-commerce goods, and greet customers dominated the robotics news cycle as summer began.
Some of the robot intelligence trends discussed at Automatica 2018 included the need for good data, how cobots can help smaller businesses, and the roles of AI and human workers.
AR and VR are tools, not just for training, but also for evolving the nature of work in complex environments, observes PTC’s Howard Heppelmann.
Thailand and Japan plan to work together to build robotics and AI talent, and drones cause national security headaches for law enforcement and defense authorities.