Has there ever been a better time for industrial robots? Well, let’s see. There are more companies thinking more creatively and introducing more new models that perform more tasks than ever before, so … no. This is pretty much the golden age.
IoT being built into product design… manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model… and 3D printing reaching the tipping point of realizing business benefits on a large scale.
These are what we think are the nine greatest developments for manufacturing in the past year.
AI began as a tool designed to compete with human intelligence. But IBM’s latest approach is bringing the two sides together to build a brighter and more productive future in manufacturing. (IndustryWeek and IBM Content)
Safety and performance all come down to attention to detail. With eye-tracking glasses, supervisors can now see exactly where their workers are focusing, leading to safer, more productive teams.
Believe it or not, the totally plant-derived Impossible Burger is closer to its beef brethren than standard veggie fare. And this manufacturing innovation could have a huge impact for our largest factory: Planet Earth.
After 11 months of searching for the best equipment for your plant, we took some time to find the best tech and tools for the people on your gift list this year.
We all have wanted to be a Jedi at one time or another, but who needs Kyber crystals and an unnatural connection to the force when all you need is a smartphone and $200?
If you thought two giant robots slapfighting on YouTube was cool, what would you say to a live tournament in San Francisco between the world's biggest warriors?
Just hours into its first day transporting tourists around Las Vegas, the autonomous Navya SAS shuttle was hit by a human driver doing something unpredictable. As predicted.