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How IoT and Data Analytics Can Improve Worker Safety, Reduce Asset Downtime

Source: Manufacturing.net / Kristi Martindale – November 29, 2018 The Cost of Unplanned Downtime As the single largest source of productivity loss, plant downtime is often a critical challenge for manufacturers. Moreover, while many things can lead to downtime, unplanned equipment failures and breakdowns can be especially visible and costly. According to a GE Service Max research report […]

Researchers study Iron Man-like exoskeletons to improve worker productivity, safety, and well-being

Source: Virginia Tech Daily / Linda Hazelwood – October 17, 2018 Over the next decade, American manufacturers are facing an industrial skills gap with projections of 2 million manufacturing jobs going unfilled due to a lack of qualified and skilled applicants. A large portion of the current manufacturing workforce is nearing retirement age and younger […]

5 Key Reasons To Use Robotics In Industrial Inspections

Source: IDC / John Santagate – September 14, 2018 Industrial inspections, regardless of the reason for inspection, can be a very dirty and dangerous job. While not necessarily dull, industrial inspections definitely cover 2 of the 3 D’s of robotics deployment (dull, dirty, and dangerous). Industrial inspections can range from inspecting operational assets and operational facilities to […]

Construction is embracing automation

Source: ZDNet | Construction is embracing automation as legacy players team up with tech innovators Caterpillar, for example, recently invested in Sarcos, a robotics company with a line of exoskeletons that augment human strength. The market for construction robots is set to grow to $166.4 million by 2023, according to new research from Markets & […]

Sarcos forms Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group

Source: ZDNet | The industries represented suggest diverse applications for wearable robotic suits Sarcos Robotics, maker of human-driven, dexterous robots for industries like construction and infrastructure inspection, just announced the formation of an Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group (X-TAG). The group will include executives from leading companies across industries like industrial manufacturing, automotive, aviation & aerospace, […]

BMW, GE, Delta And Others Want To Put Workers In This Crazy Exoskeleton

Source: Forbes | Big names including BMW, GE, Caterpillar and Delta Air Lines are collaborating on ways to give workers superpowers. Or at least powered full-body exoskeletons that can combine the strength, endurance and precision of machines with human intelligence and dexterity. On Wednesday Sarcos Robotics announced the creation of an Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group (“X-TAG”) focused on […]