As usual, lot’s going on in the world of manufacturing automation and collaborative robots. So let’s dig right in to a few headlines and then make our way into some news of our own. ICYMI, of course.
- Robot Revolution Sweeps China’s Factory Floors – AP writer Kelvin Chan takes a look at what’s caused a nation that’s historically relied on human labor in factories to embrace manufacturing automation.
- Understanding the Rise of Manufacturing in India – In this Harvard Business Review piece, the authors describe the benefits and challenges of manufacturing in a country that’s not top of mind when it comes to outsourcing production.
- Game Changer Awards Announced – This past week at RoboBusiness in San Jose, Robotics Business Review revealed the ten Game Changer award winners, honoring “the industry’s remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers.” Congratulations to all the finalists.
Last but not least, our sweet child Sawyer is now available for purchase. That probably sounds like a bit of negligent parenting, but hey, it’s the nature of the business. And with that, here’s more on Sawyer:
- Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer Goes on Sale, Rodney Brooks Says ‘There May Be More Robots’ by IEEE Spectrum
- One-armed Factory Robot Sawyer Goes on Sale by BBC News
- Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer Robot Set for Global Deployment by iConnect
- Sawyer on the Job at GE Lighting by Rethink Robotics
- Sawyer on the Job at Steelcase, Inc. by Rethink Robotics
A Look Ahead at Upcoming Events
September 28-30, 2015
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
September 28-October 2
Congress Center Hamburg
University of Hamburg
ATX Texas 2015
October 13-14, 2015
If you can’t make it to one of these events but want to talk shop and meet our robots, connect with us here. And for more news, videos and announcements be sure to check out the rest of the Rethink Robotics blog.
About the Author
I'm Jeff Green, senior content and social media strategist at Rethink Robotics. When I'm not socializing Sawyer and Baxter, our smart, collaborative robots, I'm usually caught up in the home tornado, also known as my three kids. Love them, my wife, old-school Chinese food, movies, and of course game-changing technology.