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Caz Students Present to SMEEF in Michigan

  Riley Lordon & Savannah Johnson, juniors at Cazenovia HS took what they learned in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) class last year and brought it to life in Michigan this week. They presented “Industrial Robots in the Classroom” at the SME Headquarters in Southfield Michigan to many members of the SME Education Foundation as well as their sponsors.

They built a robotic workcell which simulated a grinding operation that included an electric turntable parts feeder that they made, a grinder made out of VEX components, and a Dobot Magician robot. It was a closed loop system that used inputs and outputs with the Dobot to complete the task and then palletize the final product.  

For activities to use in your classroom for the Dobot Magician click HERE.  

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Will Robots be stealing our jobs?

Well, It depends on who and when you ask. A better question is: “What’s your job?” That makes it easier to tell because robots are much better at boring, monotonous, and dangerous tasks that humans don’t want, or shouldn’t be doing in the first place. But then along comes AI, or Artificial Intelligence, and now robots may really be able to think soon. Is your job safe? Read the articles below and form your own opinion.

Compiled below are a few articles to help you form your own opinion. Click on the pictures below to read the article.

From NBC News:

Will robots take your job? Humans ignore the coming AI revolution at their peril.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/will-robots-take-your-job-humans-ignore-coming-ai-revolution-ncna845366

World Economic Forum

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/07/robots-have-been-taking-our-jobs-for-50-years-so-why-are-we-worried-now/

Robots have been taking our jobs for 50 years, so why are we worried now?

A worker (L) stands inside a 777 fuselage as a machine works on the outside at the Fuselage Automated Upright Build (FAUB) and mid bodies area at Boeing's production facility in Everett, Washington, U.S. June 1, 2017. Picture taken June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Redmond - RTX39LDG

Forbes Magazine:

Stop Talking About How Robots Will Steal Our Jobs

https://www.forbes.com/sites/madhvimavadiya/2017/07/31/robots-steal-finance-jobs/#5ffb49787530

Mashable:

Yes, robots are coming to your workplace—but they’re not going to steal your job

https://mashable.com/2017/10/26/will-robots-take-steal-your-job-automation/#bON5b3eBYuqD  

World Economic Forum:

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/07/how-long-before-a-robot-takes-your-job-here-s-when-ai-experts-think-it-will-happen/

This is when a robot is going to take your job, according to Oxford University

  The humanoid robot AILA (artificial intelligence lightweight android) operates a switchboard during a demonstration by the German research centre for artificial intelligence at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover March, 5, 2013. The biggest fair of its kind open its doors to the public on March 5 and will run till March 9, 2013.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR3ELOF Continue Reading

Tutorial:Types of Robots & End Effectors

Special thanks to ExploreGate for their series of two minute videos on robot types and gripper types. See their whole channel here.

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The Robot Revolution: The New Age of Manufacturing

Thanks to the Wall Street Journal, I have a new way to intro the robotics unit in CIM class. Check it out!

Hundreds of millions of jobs affected. Trillions of dollars of wealth created. These are the potential impacts of a coming wave of automation. In this episode of Moving Upstream, we travelled to Asia to see the next generation of industrial robots, what they’re capable of, and whether they’re friend or foe to low-skilled workers.

Watch more episodes: https://www.wsj.com/upstream 

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