Artificial Intelligence in manufacturing

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in our daily lives has grown over the last few years. For the most part we do not notice or consider that AI is behind it. Whether people…

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Sick area protection improves workplace robot safety

Robots are important tools for improving productivity and having robots and people working in closer proximity is inevitable. For manufacturers and workers to enjoy this collaboration requires improvements to workplace robot safety. However, people…

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Self driving robots collaborate in life sciences

Automation lends itself to the manufacture of mass produced disposable medical devices and the bulk processing of samples. The main reasons for this are speed and repeatability, and removing contamination risks in a clean…

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Robot vision systems advance automotive application

The growing use of robots in manufacturing is understandable. They offer incomparable combinations of speed, strength and agility. However they have no intellect and only operate in tightly choreographed ways programmed for them. Sick…

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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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