Should there be a robot tax for taking human jobs?

South Korea has introduced what is being called the world’s first “Robot Tax”. Their fears are that intelligent machines will replace human workers and lead to mass unemployment. The South Korean government plans to…

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100% automated thread checking solution for automotive

Automotive industry parts and assembly quality standards have moved from sigma level sampling to zero defect requirements. As for example automated thread checking. Achieving these more stringent manufacturing results can be through a combination…

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e-Golf headliner fitted by a robot as standard.

The Gläserne Manufaktur (Transparent Factory) is a Volkswagen manufacturing location in Dresden. One of its roles is proving new systems before rolling them out to production sites. One recent trial involved…

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Stretching 3D printing into an artform

A project at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is looking into a new approach to 3D printing. The emphasis is on stretching 3D printing by meaningful expression, not simple accurate piece-part reproduction…

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