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Industrial Robotics Industry Insights Resource

July 2020

Talking Mobile: How Smartphone Apps are Monitoring Automation

by Laura Moretz, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 07/31/2020

The ability to control automation and robots through cloud platforms continues to change in ways that increase access, increase security.

June 2020

Programming Made Easy: How Millennial-Friendly Technologies Are Transforming Robot Programming  

by Emmet Cole, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/18/2020

Robot programming systems are evolving rapidly, with traditional point-by-point teach pendants being supplemented -and even replaced- by more intuitive...

May 2020

3 Ways Robots Are Making Construction Safer

by FORT Robotics

POSTED: 05/14/2020

Construction robots have the potential to prevent accidents and transform the industry — if they’re used properly. 

Supervised Autonomy: Integrating Technology and Talent

by Leah Zitter, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 05/11/2020

Over at the FedEx repair facility in Collierville, Tennessee, robots stock office shelves, move items around the office, and...

April 2020

Robotics and COVID-19: Highlights from A3’s panel discussion with four top leaders

POSTED: 04/16/2020

As the world continues to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, robots and automation are playing a critical role

Robots Check Their Own Work Through Nondestructive Testing (NDT)

by Winn Hardin, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/14/2020

Ultrasound NDT of carbon fiber is one example of an NDT application.

March 2020

Special A3 Report: Signs of Hope for Manufacturing Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

by John Gallagher, Special to A3

POSTED: 03/26/2020

A3 asked former Detroit Free Press Business Columnist John Gallagher to examine the state of manufacturing during the coronavirus crisis.

A3 Special Report: How Robots and Automation are Fighting Covid-19

by Keith Shaw, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/26/2020

As the world continues to fight the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, robots and automation are playing a critical role...

Leveraging Big Data from Robots: IIoT, Predictive Analysis, and Small Data, Too!

by Emmet Cole, Contributing Editor, RIA

POSTED: 03/22/2020

The term 'big data' conjures mental images of vast data lakes, teeming with billions of data points.

February 2020

Low-Barriers to Entry Help Pre-engineered Robotic Machine Tending Solve the Labor Shortage Gap

by Winn Hardin, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/19/2020

Pre-engineered robotic machine tending solutions can help newcomers and companies with high-mix, low-volume operations “dip their toes” into robotics quickly,

MICPA Appoints Robert Doyle as new President and CEO

POSTED: 02/07/2020

RIA's Robert Doyle is named President and CEO of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

January 2020

Mobile Robots – Where Are They Going Now?

by Laura Moretz, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/03/2020

In warehouses, hospitals, and factories, mobile robots are doing tasks that can tax workers with repetitive stress injuries or fatigue.

December 2019

Collaborative Robots: Raising the Human Condition

by Tanya M. Anandan, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/16/2019

Collaborative robots take on new and varied roles in automotive, electrical, floral design and consumer goods.

November 2019

Human-Robot Interaction: A Team Sport

by Tanya M. Anandan, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/18/2019

As HRI evolves, human-robot teams are in the queue.

Swarming service robots? How human-multi-robot collaborative teams will tackle real-world problems

by Dr Simon Shakespeare, The Technology Partnership (TTP)

POSTED: 11/15/2019

What innovations can increase the adoption of robotics more widely in the commercial sector? Rather than focus on complexity to


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