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Gideon Rose discusses work and life in the age of automation.
A Constellation brewery in Mexico is a fully automated plant, including laser-guided vehicles that move pallets around the factory floor, replacing the need for forklifts -- and their human operators.
While quality and compliance rely heavily on the creation, sharing and maintenance of SOPs, it is through automation that optimal SOP management is achieved.
The state of shop floor automation has changed drastically in the last five years as IT capabilities bring advanced software functionality, highly flexible infrastructures and more options in deployment, including SaaS and cloud computing.
At the Victor Taichung Machinery Works Co. in Taichung, Taiwan, skilled workers build the machines that build the machines that make the things the world buys. Here's a quick peek into their main plant.
Faced with an ever-growing demand from customers to deliver more with less and in increasingly rapid ordering cycles, it has become vital to enhance the efficiency of business processes to remain competitive. For this, automation is key.
Meet John Breseke, Director of Manufacturing IT at Intel, whose job it is to help design and manage arguably the most automated and sophisticated manufacturing process in the world.
The U.S. Postal Service could be looking to add drones to its delivery fleet in coming years.
Pharmaceutical company Bayer has found success by shifting its focus to life sciences, and introducing technology and automation into every stage of its processes.
One vision of the future of industry could mean fewer workers, more machines and full automation.
A new report said technological innovation and increased educational attainment fueled a dramatic increase in manufacturing productivity in recent decades.
Two of the world's largest drone companies signaled a shift in messaging when they announced new models in recent days.
Those pricey high-tech systems that automatically stop or slow your car if it's about to run into something are getting a lot cheaper.
Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room.
This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector.
Eccentric Swiss watchmaker MB&F has launched a $35,000 robot clock at the Baselworld watch trade fair, complete with "mechanical brain" and flashing red eyes. The company's founder talked to Bloomberg about pushing the boundaries of clock making.
An autonomous car developed by Michigan-based auto supplier Delphi Automotive will soon be making a 3,500-mile journey across the U.S.
Today’s dairy farm is a far cry from what ads and movies would have you believe. Cows go to robotic milking stations on their own, where they are identified, milked, and sent back out to the barn until the next milking. Sam Grobart visited Sunny Glade Farm where robots handle most of the work and the cows like it just fine.
Construction research firm CMD expects starts of industrial construction projects to increase 7.8 percent this year due in large part to reshoring efforts by U.S. manufacturers.
IBM announced the purchase of AlchemyAPI, a small Denver startup, on Wednesday as part of its effort to expand its Watson cognitive computing system.
Power systems and automation company ABB expects to add 300 jobs at its Low Voltage Products division near Memphis, officials announced Tuesday.
One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first public test of the Swedish automaker's Drive Me system.
Long-anticipated rules proposed Sunday will open an era in which small (under 55 pounds) commercial unmanned aircraft perform routine tasks — crop monitoring, aerial photography, inspections of bridges and cell towers, and much more. But not right away.
Britain has begun testing driverless cars in four cities, launching the first official trials ahead of a series of planned rule reviews to accommodate the new technology.
Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said.
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