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Is the Future of Robotics Modular?

Modbot Founder Adam Ellison presents his vision of the future of robotics in manufacturing--think modular, ubiquitous, and connected.
Popular Discussions Adam Ellison, who founded modular robot maker Modbot, thinks the robotics industry is ripe for disruption. At the Manufacturing Leadership Summit's final aft… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/future-robotics-modular/

Rising Robot Market Sees Accelerating Acquisitions

How much has merger and acquisition activity picked up in the robotics market in just the past four years? A chart, published recently by the Boston Consulting Group, shows a dramatic acceleration. While there were just four robotic company acquisitions i…
Popular Discussions How much has merger and acquisition activity picked up in the robotics market in just the past four years? A chart, published recently by the Boston Consulti… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/rising-robot-market-sees-accelerating-acquisitions/

New Generation of Robots Will Force Cultural Change

A new generation of smart, mobile, autonomous, and relatively inexpensive robots is about to hit the manufacturing plant floor and supply chain. These include telepresence robots that let supervisors and engineers thousands of miles away see what’s going …
Popular Discussions A new generation of smart, mobile, autonomous, and relatively inexpensive robots is about to hit the manufacturing plant floor and supply chain. These includ… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/new-generation-robots-will-force-cultural-change/

Google, Foxconn Reportedly Collaborating on Advanced Robotics

Smart phone contract manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly exploring a collaboration with Google that could lead to large scale development and testing of a new generation of advanced robots aimed at automating production and distribution processes.
Popular Discussions Smart phone contract manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly exploring a collaboration with Google that could lead to large scale development and testing of a new… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/google-foxconn-reportedly-collaborating-advanced-robotics/

The Global View: Cheaper, Better Robots Are on the Way, But Who Will Benefit?

Recently I had the chance to walk around a trade show in Anaheim, CA, where I saw evidence of major trends in automation technologies : washdown robots, small 5-axis robots, high-speed/high-precision robots, as well as less expensive and human-contact rob…
Popular Blogs Recently I had the chance to walk around a trade show in Anaheim, CA, where I saw evidence of major trends in automation technologies : washdown robots, small 5-ax… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-cheaper-better-robots-are-way-who-will-benefit/

Our Brains Have Hit Their Limit

What if the power of our minds turns out to be our greatest limitation? In much the same way that the machines of the industrial age overcame the limits of humans' physical power (to press metal, to lift panels, to weave textiles without tiring), the mach…
What if the power of our minds turns out to be our greatest limitation? In much the same way that the machines of the industrial age overcame the limits of humans' physical pow… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/our-brains-have-hit-their-limit/

Is the Next-Generation Manufacturing Worker a Smart Robot?

While robots have become increasingly commonplace in many manufacturing environments—boosting productivity and efficiency across plant floors worldwide—there are still significant advances to be made to make them smarter, cheaper, more flexible and adapta…
While robots have become increasingly commonplace in many manufacturing environments—boosting productivity and efficiency across plant floors worldwide—there are still… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/next-generation-manufacturing-worker-smart-robot/

The Robot’s Role in the New Manufacturing Workforce

Most American companies want to make their products in the U.S.A., but for many it just doesn’t make good business sense.
Most American companies want to make their products in the U.S.A., but for many it just doesn’t make good business sense. The lack of tax incentives, the high wages, and the… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/robots-role-new-manufacturing-workforce/

Manufacturing 2035: Where Have All the Workers Gone

Cisco pays Dave Evans, its chief futurist, to think about the future, to discern thin lines in the sand and trace them to their conclusions. This is how Evans sees one of those lines ending: By the year 2035, the manufacturing workforce will be obsolete.
Cisco pays Dave Evans, its chief futurist, to think about the future, to discern thin lines in the sand and trace them to their conclusions. This is how Evans sees one of those li… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-2035-where-have-all-workers-gone/

Sir James Dyson, Nalco Co., and Chirch Global Manufacturing Win Top ML100 Awards

PALM BEACH, FL -- Three manufacturing leaders who distinguished themselves by forging innovative new business models and advocating forcefully for their industry were recognized last night with top honors in the eighth annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 …
PALM BEACH, FL -- Three manufacturing leaders who distinguished themselves by forging innovative new business models and advocating forcefully for their industry were recognized l… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/sir-james-dyson-nalco-co-and-chirch-global-manufacturing-win/

Can Foxconn Transform Chinese Plants With A Million Robots?

Last Friday, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou told employees gathered for a staff event at the company’s Shenzhen factory complex that he aims to move the company's workers "higher up the value chain, beyond basic manufacturing work".
Last Friday, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou told employees gathered for a staff event at the company’s Shenzhen factory complex that he aims to move the company's workers "higher up … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-foxconn-transform-chinese-plants-million-robots/

The Future of Humanity: Will We Be the Last to Die?

Now, there's a provocative thought if ever there was one! Underlying it is the notion that technology is advancing so rapidly that we can envision the day when people won't die anymore in the conventional sense, but will simply replace body and brain part…
Now, there's a provocative thought if ever there was one! Underlying it is the notion that technology is advancing so rapidly that we can envision the day when people won't die an… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/future-humanity-will-we-be-last-die/

Meet R2, the Human-Friendly Robot

Robots long ago found a place in automotive and other types of discrete manufacturing, performing tasks that require repetition and precision. But most manufacturers have avoided placing robots and humans side-by-side in the production environment, largel…
Robots long ago found a place in automotive and other types of discrete manufacturing, performing tasks that require repetition and precision. But most manufacturers have avoided … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/meet-r2-human-friendly-robot/

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