Posts Tagged ‘robots’

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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Robots vs. Humans: Are Robots Killing Tesla?

Robots vs. Humans; an age old dilemma in mfg. Are you taking CIM? Where do you stand? The robot in this photo is very similar to the one we have in class. The robots are killing Tesla.

In a rare win for humans over robots in the battle for labor efficiency, Wall Street analysts have laid down a compelling argument that over-automation is to blame for problems at the billionaire Elon Musk’s electric-car company.

That is to say, the very innovation and competitive advantage that Musk says he’s bringing to the car industry — his nearly fully automated plant in Fremont, California — is the reason Tesla is unable to scale quickly.

The robots are killing Tesla. Click the link here to read the full article: http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-robots-are-killing-it-2018-3 via   Continue Reading

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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