Welcome to the Manufacturing Revolution.
As in all revolutions, disruptive change is happening fast. The innovation afforded by collaborative robots is making it happen even faster. Harnessing the potential requires that you filter through the noise to understand the what, how and why of these advances, quickly.
That’s the purpose of this eBook: to offer informed perspective, pragmatic advice and commentary from visionaries that can help you move more quickly and with greater confidence.
In here, you’ll read about the ways in which collaborative robots are tearing down barriers to efficiency and effectiveness. Safe enough to work alongside people; able to automate a wide range of tasks and built with “brains” that allow them to sense and respond to market opportunity and the variations inherent in modern manufacturing environments – these robots are more than machines. They are making it possible for manufacturers to focus on growth and innovation.
The eBook is designed to answer some questions, challenge institutional thinking about automation and offer a glimpse into how smart, collaborative robots are revolutionizing automation today and how they will contribute to the transformation of the business of manufacturing in the not-so-distant future.
James W. Lawton has dedicated his career to bringing technology and innovation to business. An inaugural fellow in MIT’s Leaders for Manufacturing program, he has worked with dozens of the world’s largest manufacturers and today believes that we’re on the cusp of a renaissance in manufacturing.