Category: Augmented Worker

Secure Remote Monitoring, Alerting and Access to Robot Automation Cells for Predictive Maintenance Summary: James Gentes – Founder and Steve Sickler – President, will lead the discussion.  As more and more North American companies turn to automation to compete, robot System Integrators and service companies are asked to do much of the day-to-day maintenance and service […]

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Futura Automation Industry 4.0

Summary: George Wilken – will answer questions on the state of the art in Shopfloor Digitization, how it benefits manufacturers and how it helps achieve the efficiency promised by implementation of Industry 4.0. Q&A Style Agenda: Introduction of Speakers and Backgrounds The Problem: Robotics and Automation initiatives must be matched by digitizing shopfloor practices to achieve […]

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The Fourth Age Byron Reese
Disruptive Technology and the future of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Brian McMorris The world is rapidly changing through the broad distribution of advanced technologies such as advanced computing (including quantum computing in the not too distant future), artificial intelligence and robotics. These are disruptive technologies affecting not just businesses, but the entire global economic and political balance [...] Read more
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