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I work for a robotics company. I’m sure you can imagine the rush that comes when the latest predictions about the growth of the market peg the opportunity on the fast-track to exponential growth. After all, it’s how I make my living.

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Universal Robots by Anders Bo Rasmussen - 2w ago

At Universal Robots (UR) we have launched UR+, the world’s first ecosystem of third-party end-effector solutions and other add-ons for our collaborative robot (cobot) arms, allowing us and our partners to focus on what each does best, encouraging collaboration and creativity that benefits customers.

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One of the primary challenges facing manufacturers today continues to be their inability to fill open positions, which strains overall productivity and growth. Recent reports and surveys have confirmed that finding skilled workers remains a top challenge for manufac­turing executives today. The situation does not appear ready to improve any time soon and the most recent skills gap study from Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute projects more than half of the 4.6 million manufacturing jobs created over the next decade will go unfilled.

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The North hall of the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA brimmed with thousands of attendees during the week of April 8-11, 2019. North America’s largest trade show in the automation industry; The Automate Show, welcomed ambitious exhibitors displaying jaw-dropping booth displays with everything from musical instruments played by robots to complex pick-and-place applications.

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There’s a lot of excitement about what artificial intelligence (AI) can do in manufacturing. Depending on what you read – and choose to believe about what you read – AI-driven robots are able to autonomously make decisions about what work gets done, how it gets done and who does it – or there are decades of work yet to be done before we see a material impact.

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As one of the largest trade shows in the world, featuring 6,500 exhibitors and more than 215,000 visitors, Hannover Messe definitely stands for superlatives.

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With the lowest unemployment in nearly 50 years, the need for automated bin picking is urgent. In the US, where 38% of the manufacturing labor force moves parts between bins and manufacturing machines, 500,000 jobs remain unfilled.  The automation industry is trying to meet that need: every automation trade show adds a few new companies that claim to have finally solved the puzzle of bin picking.  The 2018 Automatica show in Munich, for example, had no fewer than 14 bin picking demonstrations.   But even at large manufacturers, few bin picking stations can be found, and at SMEs the number is close to zero. Why is the adoption rate so low, when the need is so great and so many vendors claim to offer a solution?

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What happens when art and robots meet? That question is why Andrea Anner and her husband and business partner, Thibault Brevet, started their collaborative practice – aptly named AATB – last year. Both graduates from the prestigious ECAL Art School in Switzerland – she with an MA in Art Direction: Type Design and he with an MA in Visual Arts – Anner and Brevet’s foray into industrial automation has developed around the idea of “Non-Industrial Robotics.” But what does that mean? How about getting a robot to brush your hair? Or blow bubbles to entertain your child while you make dinner? AATB is a business being formed based on opportunities given, not opportunities sought – and it couldn’t have been done without Universal Robots’ (UR) help.

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Worldwide conglomerates and huge corporations headquartered in major industrialized countries have an inherent edge in the global marketplace. Their ability to take advantage of economies of scale, their access to lucrative local and international markets, their ability to acquire the latest technology, and having the first pick of skilled labor make it difficult for smaller companies, especially those in rural areas and developing countries, to compete.

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AMG Anaheim Expo and Conference, one of the largest automation shows on the west coast of the United States took place last week February 5-7, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The expo and conference drew several hundred exhibitors from across the globe representing 5 different events: MD & M West, West Pack, ATX West, Pacific Design and Manufacturing and PLASTEC West.

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