The Obama administration is well aware of the high tech manufacturing competition in China and other Asian countries. In June 2011, President Obama launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a $500 million effort between the government, universities, and corporate America to invest in new technologies that could create manufacturing jobs in the Untied States.
Robotic process automation bots can follow strong and comprehensive algorithms to tackle almost any kind of task. In case in encounters a situation in which it does not contain the appropriate instructions or sufficient information, it can simply raise the attention to a human supervisor. This makes it a great fit to replace many mundane operations that are currently performed by humans. Unlike a human employee, a software bot does not require holidays or salaries. Apart from the initial costs, which are related to establishing the required infrastructure and maybe modifying the extant processes to make it suitable for automation, there are no additional costs related to automation.
NPR Planet Money Correspondent Adam Davidson tackled the issue of manufacturing in the United States by examining the history of manufacturing in one town-Greenvile County, South Carolina. Greenvile used to be a textile manufacturing town where communities were defined by what factory you worked for. The jobs were great for people with little education. It was common for people to drop out of high school in order to start work. Manufacturing jobs in the United States was always a great option for people who might be unable or unwilling to go to college and get a law or business degree. Manufacturing gave a certain sect of the American population a chance at the American Dream. Over the years, as textile manufacturing jobs continued to be outsourced overseas, the factories began to close.
Automated 3D Position Detection. 3D vision systems detect the position and shape of an object in three dimensions using specialised cameras and lasers. They determine the starting point, overall length and rotation of a component, and transmit this data to industrial robots for fast and efficient handling. 3D vision systems enable the automated, reliable handling of different sized objects.
Which application segments will perform well in the Industrial Robot over the next few years? Which are the markets where companies should establish a presence? What are the restraints that will threaten growth rate? What are the forecasted growth rates for the Industrial Robot market as a whole and for each segment within it? All of these questions are answered using industry-leading techniques and tools as well as a vast amount of qualitative research.