"We listened to our customers who are concerned about how to keep their e-commerce fulfillment running without disruption but also want to ensure safety for their people," said Lior Elazary, co-founder and chief executive officer of inVia Robotics. "This solution can be implemented immediately and can easily be adapted to address new workplace concerns as they arise." … [Read more...] about Robotic watchdogs and wearables enforce social distancing
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The lack of available talent is another obstacle for a lot of companies looking to launch RPA initiatives. About one quarter of the executives surveyed cited that as a significant barrier. RPA leaders are making a concerted effort to train existing employees, partner with consulting companies or technology providers, and identify new sources of talent outside of their organizations. … [Read more...] about Companies are planning to spend big on robotic process automation
This is not news: the gap between the promise of the technology and its reality for organizations has been a trend for years, and is by no means linked to the pandemic. Toss in that the money to fund new business projects is likely to be short in the months to come, and it is hard to see how exactly companies are thinking of getting shiny new robots or automation projects delivered anytime soon. … [Read more...] about Return to work: Automation projects move up the agenda
The paper's authors propose AI as an effective augmentation tool to enhance in situ surgical decision making. We're already seeing the first examples of this come to market. For example, a company called Activ Surgical, a digital surgery company focused on improving patient outcomes, recently debuted its ActivEdge platform, an AI/ML platform designed to provide critical real-time intelligence and visualization to surgeons. The platform and its associated products will be initially available in the U.S. market, with plans to commercialize globally in 2021. … [Read more...] about Should AI assist in surgical decision-making?
In our State of 3D Printing survey, we interviewed thousands of 3d printing users to understand the trends of the market. Year after year, the survey shows that they double their investment. But players will also have to innovate quicker, in technologies as well as materials. Educating traditional designers to think beyond design for conventional manufacturing will also accelerate 3D printing. … [Read more...] about The end of the supply chain as we know it?