Why was she giving this talk? Simple; we beat the German’s in WWII due to our manufacturing abilities. Today, China can easily out produce us, so are we going to make the same mistake as the Germans did in WWII, in a future war with an industrial power that can out produce us? Well, are we? How can you say the answer is yes or no; you can’t and that’s one more reason manufacturing is so vital to US interests, on top of the importance of jobs, trade flows, and GDP growth. ”A nation lives well, when it produces well,” she reminds us, and quoted Adam Smith’s warning about not relying on military resources to make our defense systems.
Offshore manufacturing is beneficial to both the manufacturer’s country of origin and the host country for it provides employments opportunities, taxes and other benefits for the host country. As for the company’s origin country, it lowers the cost of goods and services because goods produced cheaply are also sold at a competitively cheaper price.
The idea of bringing back manufacturing jobs to have people, not robots, perform specific tasks to complete production would have a significant impact on the current state of the worldwide economy. The day and age of having only people perform automated jobs is over and Donald J. Trump will fail to bring back what he promised. This transition won’t appear to be cost-effective, the required high-tech relevant training will be scarce, and the worldwide economy would have less incentive to globalize.
Machine vision has a wide range of applications in industrial automation: 2D Robot Vision. 2D vision systems use line-scan or area-scan cameras to capture photographic images that contain width and length, but no depth. By processing these images, they measure the visible characteristics of an object, and feed robotic handling systems data on its position, rotational orientation, and type.
Some industrial robots carry out repetitive actions without variation, such as in typical ’pick and place’ applications. These actions are determined by programmed routines that specify the direction, velocity, acceleration, deceleration, and distance of a series of coordinated movements.