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    Will a Robot Take Your Manufacturing Job? Not Necessarily!

    Dec 18, 2020 11:30:00 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Robotics, Manufacturing, Future of Manufacturing,

    If you’ve ever had the fleeting thought that robots in factories, homes, and even amusement parks will suddenly go berserk and attack or take over the world, you’re not alone. Movies, television, and literature are full of humanoid and mobile robotic machines that eventually turn on the people they’re supposed to be helping. From science fiction writer Isaac Asimov’s  three laws of robotics to the very real implications of AI and machine learning technology, there has always been an undercurrent of mistrust when it comes to robotics. 

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    Wrestling with End-of-Arm Tooling Decisions? Here are Five Critical Considerations

    Oct 14, 2019 12:45:00 AM / contributions by Mark Miller posted in Robotics, Custom Automated Equipment,

    It seems obvious that a robotic arm can’t perform a specific task until an end-of-arm tool (EOAT), sometimes called an end effector, is added. It might seem as simple as buying a tool for the task, but it’s actually a complex decision with several interconnected factors to consider. These are the top five:

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