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Self-driving cars and autonomous robots: where to now?
22/11/13 - Michael Brünig examines the future of automation.
Advanced manufacturing may benefit from mind controlled robots.
15/11/13 - Robots that are controlled by the human mind may be able to help workers in the field of advanced manufacturing, according to a US research team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nissan to make driverless cars by 2020
29/08/13 - Japanese vehicle manufacturer Nissan has pledged to make driverless cars by 2020. The company made the announcement at an event in California.
Robotic palletiser
Supplier news
13/08/13 - Robotize has introduced a new intuitive robotic palletiser for small manufacturing businesses.
The automated production cell designed for Electrolux is extremely compact with seven ABB robots all working together in the one cell.
23/07/13 - An innovative custom-designed automation system is delivering significant productivity benefits for an Adelaide manufacturer.

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