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Is the Future of Robotics Modular?

Modbot Founder Adam Ellison presents his vision of the future of robotics in manufacturing--think modular, ubiquitous, and connected.
Popular Discussions Adam Ellison, who founded modular robot maker Modbot, thinks the robotics industry is ripe for disruption. At the Manufacturing Leadership Summit's final aft… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/future-robotics-modular/

Drones and Other Automatons: How Far Should Society Go?

After reading my colleague Paul Tate’s recent post on how drones may revolutionize manufacturing logistics, I got to thinking about the subject of automation in general and its effect on society, on work, and on people – and what the future may look like.
After reading my colleague Paul Tate’s recent post on how drones may revolutionize manufacturing logistics, I got to thinking about the subject of automation in general and … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/drones-and-other-automatons-how-far-should-society-go/

Is Automation Technology Consistent with Lean?

How can investments in automation technology be justified within the context of a lean manufacturing organization?
How can investments in automation technology be justified within the context of a lean manufacturing organization? Should equipment utilization be the principle justification? How… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/automation-technology-consistent-lean/

Meet R2, the Human-Friendly Robot

Robots long ago found a place in automotive and other types of discrete manufacturing, performing tasks that require repetition and precision. But most manufacturers have avoided placing robots and humans side-by-side in the production environment, largel…
Robots long ago found a place in automotive and other types of discrete manufacturing, performing tasks that require repetition and precision. But most manufacturers have avoided … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/meet-r2-human-friendly-robot/

Can Growing Employee Empowerment Boost the Bottom Line?

How much of an impact can workforce empowerment have on the performance of a manufacturing enterprise?
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-growing-employee-empowerment-boost-bottom-line/

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