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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Acheiving profitable reliability from IIoT

Finding ways to improve operational profitability is not a new topic. If you have not already started down this road, there will be opportunities wherever you look. But if you have been working on…

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The growth of data as a currency.

For many years business models in automation have been very similar. However, their foundation is based on assumptions that IIot will probably make invalid. Schneider Electric sees that with the digitisation of plants…

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