Automation forms a core part of Industry 4.0, replacing laborious tasks with automated processes and in doing so upskilling the workforce. Here are the best automation stories of 2018!
The automation of production is accelerating around the world, according to new figures published by the International Federation of Robotics, which shows global robot density is on the rise.
Manufacturing operatives need not fear the revolution – the rise of the robots should improve human jobs and will lead to the creation of new types of jobs, not take them.
Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit
Industrial automation and robotics are key to creating the high-skilled job opportunities and productivity increases that a thriving manufacturing sector requires.
This uniquely interactive one-day conference allows delegates to choose which conversations to join and which speakers they sit alongside, ensuring you only have conversations meaningful to you and your goals.
13 February 2019 | Birmingham
Small, lightweight and designed to be inherently safe for close human operation, cobots are an ideal entry point for many companies looking to embrace robotics.
Will robots ever take your job? Research from the World Economic Forum suggests no. It forecasts that by 2022, robotics and AI could create more than 130 million jobs, this almost double the figure they are set to displace.
Where should you start when looking to embrace automated warehousing, and what are the challenges you might face along the way?
Apparel manufacturers such as Nike and Adidas plan to increase the output of speed factories in the US and Germany, and they make sure that the data generated in its Far East sites also help to further optimise future design and production processes, a report has shown.
Production-based robotics can be expensive, but what if a low-cost solution that is quick and easy to install could be utilised? Could this help smaller manufacturers embrace the growth opportunities automation provides?
How is automation likely to play out over the next 30 years? Professor Duncan McFarlane makes some predictions.
Agricultural robots – or ‘agribots’, are being integrated across the world to assist farmers and improve productivity in every aspect of the industry; here are three of the most innovative robots available right now.
One of the UK’s fastest growing autonomous robot manufacturers, Tharsus, put together the robotics trends creating growth opportunities for businesses this year and beyond.