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How Star Wars Inspired the Future of Robotics in Manufacturing

Posted by Steven Brand

In a galaxy far, far away…

Well, how far exactly?

The technological advancements in the Star Wars universe may seem to be the stuff of fantasy. While Death Stars, droid armies, and flying starfighters are still the stuff of film, real world robotics has made epic advancements since Episode IV first debuted in 1977 (under the original title of  “Star Wars,” of course).

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Topics: robotics, robots, Advanced Robotic Manufacturing, Future of Manufacturing, Robotics in Manufacturing

Uncovering the Benefits of Robots in Manufacturing [Part 2 of 2]

Posted by Ellen McKewen

As industrial robots become faster, smarter, and cheaper, more and more companies are beginning to integrate this technology in conjunction with their workforce. This doesn’t mean that robots are replacing humans, though. While it is true that some of the more undesirable jobs are being filled by machines, this trend has several more positive outcomes for the manufacturing industry:

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Topics: Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, robots