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Month: August 2019

Futura Automaton the Augmented Worker
Workforce Enhancement The Augmented Worker sits at the intersection of a variety of other manufacturing trends. Here’s a curated list of articles detailing the importance of re-skilling and enhancing the manufacturing workforce: At these factories, robots are making jobs better for workers (via McKinsey & Company) How the “Six Million Dollar Man” Made Manufacturing 4.0 [...] Read more
How ubiquitous will Industrial Robots be?   We see photos and videos now all the time of robots welding car bodies.  It is an exciting application with big strong arms swinging around car bodies with sparks flying.  But the car body welding is a single application in manufacturing among hundreds or thousands.  In what other applications will robots [...] Read more

Tulip Interfaces, a spinout from the MIT Media Lab, helps manufacturers augment employee production rather than automating it away. The company’s app platform connects people, machines, and sensors to optimize manufacturing.  At WESTEC 2019, Tulip is teaming up with partner Futura Automation in booth #1560 to interactively demo Tulip’s holistic machine monitoring and digital work […]

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