The Autonomous Manufacturing Blog

Why You Should Stop Programming Your Robots

Robot programming is a complicated tax. Even novice programmers are often hot in demand, and very often they will work for integrators who operate on the basis of one-off or serial integrations with different manufacturers. These are surprisingly small businesses

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What an Autonomous Robot Can and Can’t Do

Autonomous robots can perform varied tasks in a flexible, responsive manner with limited human oversight. New forms of walking, lifting and rolling robots as well as improvements to traditional industrial robots all make these systems more flexible and adaptable –

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How Does a Robot Reach Full Autonomy?

When most people think of fully autonomous robots, they worry about fanciful AI scenarios that have little basis in the real facts – and mysteries – we know about consciousness. While fixating on that, it becomes harder for people to

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What Is General Purpose Technology?

General purpose technology is a technology or technology set that has broad implications for a wide variety of factors in human life at any given time. In many ways, general purpose technologies pile on and magnify each other’s power, but

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Who Benefits Most from Robot Autonomy?

Autonomous robots are among the most likely candidates for the next generation of General Purpose Technologies. These kinds of technologies, practices or standards can affect economic output at the global level because of their ability to be applied to multiple

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