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November 06, 2019 - Volume 13 Issue 21
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The growing market for high-mix, low-volume production has prompted the emergence of simple, yet powerful and intuitive technology found in collaborative robots. Now, the technology is going further with the introduction of "hybrid" collaborative robots -- unveiling new applications that were previously too complex or uneconomical with classic robotic automation. Dr Michael Klos, General Manager Business Development -- Robotics Division for Yaskawa Europe, gives further insight into when it's best to "go hybrid."
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Internet of Things (IoT) remains one of the top digital transformation initiatives happening across organizations today. While much of the focus has been on digitally enabling the physical, some are seeing IoT move into its next chapter as the harmonization between human and machine begins to happen. The International Data Corporation has put together its top ten predictions for what to expect during that process.
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