Robots were an expensive mess
After enduring a manufacturing mess that spanned six years and cost millions of dollars as it implemented a large-scale robotic system for automated assembly of 777 fuselages, Boeing has abandoned the robots and will go back to relying more on its humans.
Philosopher says they are too ambiguous
Hopes that science fiction writer Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), whodeveloped the Three Laws of Robotics, would guard against potentially dangerous artificial intelligence have been dashed by Philosophy professor in China.
Initiates stock swap to ease robot procurement for its business units
Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, has announced an ambitious effort to push ahead with a highly automated workforce by increasing investment in its robot development subsidiary in Shenzhen, China.
Robotics lead industry, forecast to hit $4.3 billion in 2019
The global market for industrial PCs, those typically used in automation industrial control tasks, is expected to experience short-term growth in 2016 and will begin to stabilize in 2018, according to a new analysis from IHS. The continued use of these PCs in situations outside of traditional automation tasks is cited as the reason for market growth, while robotics continues to be the fastest growing industrial sector for PCs.