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U.S. Postal Service Considering Drone Fleet

April 23, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Postal Service could be looking to add drones to its delivery fleet in coming years.

Micro Robots Drive Bayer's High-Tech Vision

April 17, 2015 11:43 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Pharmaceutical company Bayer has found success by shifting its focus to life sciences, and...

Digital Factories: The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

April 15, 2015 11:21 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

One vision of the future of industry could mean fewer workers, more machines and full automation...

Study: College Educations Drive U.S. Economic Growth, Including Manufacturing

April 14, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report said technological innovation and increased educational attainment fueled a...

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Drone Companies Court Skeptical Public

April 14, 2015 9:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two of the world's largest drone companies signaled a shift in messaging when they announced new models in recent days.

Toyota Cuts Price Of Automatic Braking Safety Devices

March 31, 2015 10:51 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

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, Johnson & Johnson Team Up To Build Robot Surgeons

March 30, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room.

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Top 5 Trends Impacting Asset Performance Management: No. 5

March 23, 2015 1:31 pm | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector.

A $35,000 'Robo-Clock'

March 23, 2015 1:18 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

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.

Autonomous Car Prepares For 3,500-Mile U.S. Road Trip

March 16, 2015 11:11 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

An autonomous car developed by Michigan-based auto supplier Delphi Automotive will soon be making a 3,500-mile journey across the U.S.

How Robots Are Saving The Dairy Farm

March 10, 2015 12:12 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

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.

Report: Reshoring To Boost Industrial Construction In 2015

March 6, 2015 9:59 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

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.

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IBM Buys Small Denver Startup AlchemyAPI To Expand Watson

March 5, 2015 12:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM announced the purchase of AlchemyAPI, a small Denver startup, on Wednesday as part of its effort to expand its Watson cognitive computing system.

ABB To Add 300 Jobs At Tennessee Facility

March 4, 2015 10:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Power systems and automation company ABB expects to add 300 jobs at its Low Voltage Products division near Memphis, officials announced Tuesday.

Volvo To Test Self-Driving Cars On Swedish Roads In 2017

February 25, 2015 10:34 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

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.

Drones Rule: Proposed Rules For Commercial Unmanned Aircraft

February 17, 2015 9:27 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

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 Starts Public Trial Of Driverless Cars

February 11, 2015 11:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

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Robots Replacing Human Factory Workers At Faster Pace

February 10, 2015 9:23 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

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.                       

The World Of ME-Commerce

January 28, 2015 12:22 pm | by Derek Rickard | Articles | Comments

Automation levels the playing field for goods-to-person distribution against the mobile and electronic commerce explosion.                                     

Industry 4.0: Turning The Vision Into Reality

January 8, 2015 10:32 am | by Mike Hannah | Articles | Comments

The future of automation is inextricably tied to the rise of Why IP. That reality has been recognized by leaders around the world, including those in private industry, academia and government, who have formed initiatives to accelerate the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution.

Meet Amazon’s New Robot Army

December 4, 2014 11:19 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Amazon Senior Vice President Worldwide Operations Dave Clark discusses the company’s army of Kiva robots that help box and ship products.                                 

Amazon's New Robot Army Is Ready To Ship

December 1, 2014 10:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The e-commerce giant boasts that it has boosted efficiency — and given workers' legs a break — by deploying more than 15,000 wheeled robots to crisscross the floors of its biggest warehouses and deliver stacks of toys, books and other products to employees.

PROFIBUS DP-V0 Slave Communication Modules

November 20, 2014 9:57 am | by Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated plans to highlight its recently released Brad SST Communication Modules SST-PB3S-CLX-RLL, SST-PB3S-CLX-RLL-CC and SST-PB3S-CLXT-RLL for Rockwell ControlLogix at the 2014 Rockwell Automation Fair.

RMT Robotics Joins Muratec Group

November 4, 2014 9:08 am | by RMT Robotics | News | Comments

RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company that manufactures and integrates robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, has announced that it has joined the Muratec Group as part of the acquisition of Cimcorp Oy (Cimcorp) and its subsidiaries by Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery, Ltd. (Muratec).

Lowe's Using Robots To Improve Customer Service

October 28, 2014 1:17 pm | by Mae Anderson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.                       

Using Automation To Leverage Existing Assets & Accommodate Growth

October 15, 2014 12:14 pm | by Gary Frank | Articles | Comments

By retrofitting your warehouse with the right automation technology, you can easily leverage your existing assets and real estate to accommodate growth.                            

4 Trends For A&D Value Chains: New Opportunities, New Challenges

October 13, 2014 12:00 pm | by Su Doyle | Articles | Comments

Within the aerospace and defense segment, four trends are driving the adoption of RFID to achieve improved process automation, efficiency and traceability.                           

Are HMI And Mobile Devices On The Menu For Your Plant?

October 6, 2014 12:27 pm | by Mike Pantoleano | Blogs | Comments

Consumer mobile devices are proliferating in the commercial sector. But in the industrial sector, their use has been limited to remote diagnostics and maintenance visualization in SCADA solutions — so far.             

Advanced Robotics To Revolutionize The Manufacturing Industry

October 2, 2014 1:31 pm | by PwC US and The Manufacturing Institute | News | Comments

As industrial robots become smarter, faster, more affordable, and develop advanced capabilities such as sensing, dexterity, memory and trainability, industrial manufacturers across industries are looking to advanced robotics to gain a competitive business advantage.

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