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Operational Excellence - The Key to Robotics in Manufacturing

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Welcome to the era of robotics in manufacturing. The current shockwave of technological transformation has again reached the industrial landscape. The fourth industrial revolution is changing the way the manufacturing industry works. Notably, robots have started populating the manufacturing floors and are powering exponential growth in manufacturing productivity. However, the transition into Industry 4.0 is posing significant challenges.


Does the next industrial revolution spell the end of manufacturing jobs?

The Independent - Tech

Robots have been taking our jobs since the 1960s. So why are politicians and business leaders only now becoming so worried about robots causing mass unemployment? It comes down to the question of what a robot really is. While science fiction has often portrayed robots as androids carrying out tasks in much the same way as humans do, the reality is that robots take much more specialised forms. Traditional 20th-century robots were automated machines and robotic arms building cars in factories.


Does the next industrial revolution spell the end of manufacturing jobs?

Robohub

Robots have been taking our jobs since the 1960s. So why are politicians and business leaders only now becoming so worried about robots causing mass unemployment? It comes down to the question of what a robot really is. While science fiction has often portrayed robots as androids carrying out tasks in the much the same way as humans, the reality is that robots take much more specialised forms. Traditional 20th century robots were automated machines and robotic arms building cars in factories.


These 5 Companies Have Added Robots to Their Workforce

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Robots are officially infiltrating the workforce. Whether to speed up efficiencies or boost production capabilities, businesses are adding machines into their practices to work alongside humans. Cutting labor costs and improving processes, robots and AI tools are beneficial in a number of ways and in a variety of industries. From advertising to farming to healthcare, AI is creeping into many fields. Check out these real-world examples of the roles that AI and robots are filling.


Amazon is tripling its robot workforce--to 110,000--in 2017

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It was the eighth-largest private employer in the US at the end of 2016, and it's poised to climb those ranks quickly. The online retailer also announced plans to build a second US headquarters that will employ 50,000 employees. But Amazon's growth comes at a cost. It has a well-earned reputation for overwhelming competitors. Even though Amazon represents a small portion of the overall retail industry, it dominates the industry's sales growth.