IFS Acquires IoT Solution Provider & Trouble in Mining [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Mar 06, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Robots: What About Our Jobs?

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania recently published an article, “The Robots are Coming…to Take Your Job,” where the capabilities of robots and job security were brought into question. Since robotics, automation, and smart connected operations have become more profound in manufacturing plants, jobs have decreased according to the article. Commenting on the up rise of robots and smart connected assets used on the plant floor is LNS Research Principal Analyst, Dan Miklovic.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Quality Management, Robotics, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

Will Automation Breed a Generation of Super Industrial Professionals?

Posted by Mike Roberts on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

Every year, there are a few unavoidable topics as you scroll through your newsfeed. Throughout 2014, a main one has been industrial automation—specifically how the expected sharp rise in robotics investments over the coming years has the potential to cause mass unemployment in the industrial sector. Fear mongers and more rational thinkers alike seem to agree there’s cause for concern.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Internet of Things, Robotics