We are approaching a time when artificial intelligence and robotic systems will not only surpass humans in carrying out labour intensive and high-precision tasks, but also become ‘smart’ and able to come up with ideas, designs and solutions.
Global web services and technology company, Baidu has announced it will provide an open and complete software platform to help develop worldwide autonomous driving systems with reference vehicles and hardware.
Adaptable production allows manufacturers to react quicker to changing market demands, with modern technology making work easier, says global automation company, Bosch.
Global power and automation company, ABB has announced the acquisition of B&R, one of the world’s largest privately-owned industrial automation businesses for an undisclosed sum.
Contrary to popular speculation that robots could take British jobs, new data exclusively shared with The Manufacturer has revealed that the majority of industry professionals (63.3%) have never witnessed job losses as a result of the introduction of robots or automated processes.
Jonny Williamson discusses the benefits of ‘thinking additive’ with Philip Hudson, UK managing director of additive manufacturing pioneer, Materialise.
Editorial director, Nick Peters chats to Kylene Zenk, of Kronos, all about Industry 4.0 and how it will affect employee engagement.
US-based silicon chip manufacturer Intel is planning to buy Israeli autonomous car technology company Mobileye.
Manufacturing has been earmarked by the World Economic Forum and the European Union as a major driver of increased employment opportunities, reduced carbon emissions and better educational prospects for young people. This huge ambition largely rests on the advent of the smart factory and the rollout of Industry 4.0, which will make manufacturing more affordable in high-wage countries.
The latest SolidWorks World event, held at the beginning of the month in Los Angeles, CA, saw the latest installment of the globally renowned event tackle the latest approaches to technology, design and engineering.
Head of international content, Tim Brown, got along to see all the latest the event had to offer.