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An example of a precision motion system is this decoupled planar positioning system.
11/11/13 - Confronted with a range of challenges and sluggish productivity growth Australian manufacturers must seek alternatives to conventional production methods.
What is the future of automation in manufacturing?
06/11/13 - Factories of the future will be bright and stimulating places where people enjoy working and jobs are challenging and rewarding.
Ninety-six percent of leaders surveyed expect their business to be using IoT in some respect by 2016
30/10/13 - Collaborative business models, skills development and common standards needed for business to take full advantage of the Internet of Things.
Beyond Terminator: robots deserve ethical treatment too
24/10/13 - Dear robots: you have an image problem. Typically cast as either as vicious killing machines, cutesy pets or house slaves, robots are usually depicted in Western media as either something to be feared or something to be used
Siemens and KUKA enter into partnership
Supplier news
01/10/13 - The companies will focus on integrating KUKA robots and Siemens CNC solutions for loading machine tools.
Robots set to take nearly 50 per cent of jobs: report
30/09/13 - A new study has found that 47 per cent of jobs in the United States may be lost to automation within the next 20 years.
Siemens to cut 15,000 jobs globally
30/09/13 - By 2014 around 5,000 jobs will be cut in Germany and another 10,000 overseas jobs will be eliminated.
Fieldbus Foundation and HART discuss potential merger
30/09/13 - Single industry foundation would be dedicated to needs of intelligent device communications in the world of process automation.
Taking mining automation into the next reality
24/09/13 - Is the next step for mining automation and tele-remote operations augmented reality? Cole Latimer reports.
The A*STAR and NUS joint laboratories will focus on the development of industrial robotics, such as this robotic polishing system.
(Copyright : 2013 A*STAR Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology)
12/09/13 - Like Australia, Singapore's manufacturing industry faces the challenge of rising labour costs, a shortage of skilled labour and slower outputs.
PCE introduces the Tablet Inspections stations as intelligent image processing systems in a comprehensive product portfolio to effectively tackle the areas of reliable product mix-up controls and blister inspection.
Supplier news
10/09/13 - Pharmaceutical vision inspection applications require specifically engineered solutions.
Daimler plans to offer self-driving cars by 2020
09/09/13 - German auto maker Daimler AG aims to release self-driving cars by 2020. The move is part of an industry-wide race to bring the technology to the market.

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