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The 3 Biggest Myths About Advanced Robotics in Manufacturing

Posted by Steven Brand on Feb 13, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Robotics has come a long way from when they first hit factory floors in the early 1960s. Today’s robots are more intelligent and versatile, and able to go to work with little to no human intervention. And, like anything that’s not fully understood, the rapid advancement and adoption of robotics has produced everything from the fear of "they’re taking over!" to the fear of "we're missing out and we can’t afford them."

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Topics: robotics, Robotics in Manufacuring, Advanced Robotic Manufacturing

An Overview of Robotics in Manufacturing [Part 1 of 2]

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Jul 19, 2016 7:30:00 AM

The word “robot” comes from the Czech word “robotnik”, meaning “to slave.” Factories started using these machines in the early 1960’s to handle some of the more dangerous or mundane tasks that humans didn’t want to do. However, they did more than fill unwanted factory jobs; they completed the work with unprecedented speed and precision. Today, robots perform all kinds of tasks and can be classified according to different criteria such as:

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Topics: Manufacturing, robotics