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December 20, 2016

Top Robotics Blogs to Bookmark for 2017

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...

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December 08, 2016

Top Internet of Things Blogs to Bookmark for 2017

The other day a colleague and I sat down with one of the engineers in our office to talk about the Internet of Things (IoT). While we talked, he sketched the picture above. It's one of those things that made sense at the time. It's good for a chuckle, right? 

The IoT is one of those topics that can be tough to pin down. Developments in IoT move...

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June 14, 2016

Top 11 Internet of Things (IoT) Blogs and Resources of 2016

Howdy! We updated this blog post for 2017. You can read it by clicking right HERE!

The Internet of Things seems to be buzzing no matter which way you turn, but where can you go for the most up-to-date information and thoughtful perspective? No worries -- we've scoured the web and done the work for you. Below is a list of the top 11 IoT blogs...

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June 07, 2016

7 Misconceptions About the Future of Robotics in Manufacturing

In September 2015, The Boston Consulting Group predicted that investment in advanced robotics will increase to around 10 percent annually (up from 2-3 percent today) over the next decade – a direct result of corporations beginning to realize the positive economic implications of sophisticated automation. BCG also projected that, across select...

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April 12, 2016

The Future of Virtual Reality (VR) in Manufacturing

Virtual reality used to be relevant to the gaming industry alone, but the times, oh my, they have changed. This technology has the potential to reshape major industries, from healthcare to industrial design to hospitality. While the potential undoubtedly exists, the technology remains largely underutilized in most industries. Its coming-of-age...

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April 05, 2016

5 Virtual Reality (VR) SlideShares You Don't Want to Miss

Virtual reality (VR) is making waves, and it's affecting more than just the gaming world. From medical technology to employee training, VR has amazing potential to launch us into industry 4.0 in a major way. Check out the five SlideShares below to learn more about this incredible technology and get some different perspectives on the future of VR...

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March 31, 2016

Beyond Nest: 9 Ways IoT is Reshaping the HVAC Industry

When you think of the Internet of Things and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, what first comes to mind? It might be the infamous Nest Learning Thermostat, the first connected heating and cooling system of its kind. According to Emerson Climate Technologies, 33 percent of thermostats sold in 2014 were wifi-enabled....

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January 07, 2016

5 Technology Trends to Look Out for in 2016

We saw some amazing technological advancements in 2015 (but try to forget about those combustible hoverboards) and are now looking forward to what 2016 has to offer. Expect this year to be more about fine-tuning technologies that emerged in the past couple of years, rather than seeing entirely new product categories.

As the international...

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October 29, 2015

6 Internet of Things (IoT) SlideShares You Should Check Out

The IoT is changing the world, from the way we track our fitness activity, to the way doctors monitor patients' health, to the way we control household appliances, and eventually even to the way we commute (hello, driverless cars). But what does it all mean for us? What are the challenges? Benefits? Expectations? What products exist right now that...

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September 10, 2015

3 Ways Wearables are Reshaping the Supply Chain

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have noticed that smart innovations are infiltrating virtually every industry thanks to several factors, including the Internet of Things, the Cloud and advanced developments in robotics. We are more seamlessly connected, both with people and objects, than ever before. Wearable...

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