What's Happening With Industrial Robots + Robotics

January 26, 2017 by Patty Rasmussen

If you haven’t read the ominous sounding phrase “the rise of the robots” over the past five years, you haven’t been reading the same stuff I read on a daily basis. A replacement for the now overused phrase needs to be found, at least that’s what I was whining to a friend this morning after I read “the rise of the robots” in yet another story about how robots were the “next big thing” in manufacturing.

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Filed Under: Robotics, Industrial Robots

Looking for a Robotics Supplier? Here Are Some Questions to Ask.

January 05, 2017 by Patty Rasmussen

You want to build a robot. But not some cute little walking robot.

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Filed Under: Robotics

Top Robotics Blogs to Bookmark for 2017

December 20, 2016 by Patty Rasmussen

I’m old enough to remember when the word “robot” conjured up images of Rosie, the cartoon housekeeper for the Jetson family, or Robot B9 on Lost in Space. The idea seemed to be that robots would be large, metal human-like creations that would take over the menial or dangerous tasks humans no longer wanted to do.

These days, pop culture presents a much more nuanced and darker version of the robot – check out HBO’s Westworld or the BBC’s Humans and you’ll see what I mean.

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Filed Under: Technology, Robotics

The Future of Manufacturing [TED talk]

November 15, 2016 by Patty Rasmussen

Seriously, who doesn't love a good TED talk? Last week I ran across a talk given in May 2016 by Olivier Scalabre, a senior partner and managing director with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the organization's Paris office. Scalabre is a member of BCG's Industrial Goods; Global Advantage; Operations; People & Organization; Marketing, Sales & Pricing; and Technology, Media & Telecommunications practices.

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Filed Under: Manufacturing, Robotics

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