Robotics was Supposed to Make Manufacturing Easier. What Happened?
James Anderton posted on November 11, 2020 |
Production automation complexity vs product design complexity.

In each episode of End of the Line, manufacturing veteran Jim Anderton expresses his compelling and unique opinions about the state of the manufacturing sector. He shares his thoughts and insights to help engineering and manufacturing professionals navigate through the challenges of world events, the blending old with new technologies, evolving processes, gaps in skilled labour, in an effort to help maximize productivity of their daily operations.

In this episode, Jim discusses that what makes robots different was that they were programmable and general purpose and could be adapted to multiple in plant uses. Overall, the idea was to let the machines to the complex tasks and simplify the manufacturing process overall. But has it?

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