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The Future of Automation

During the 2020 A3 Business Forum, four industry leaders, Raj Batra with Siemens; Jon Battles with Amazon; Bob Hosler with Keyence; and Matt Vasey with Microsoft, spoke with A3’s Director of Education Strategies Robert Huschka about their insight and predications for the next decade and how we can prepare to take advantage of these opportunities. […]


Robots Aren’t Taking Jobs: A3 Whitepaper

Automation is a new concept for a vast majority of the working population, especially in the manufacturing industry. Someone unfamiliar with the process or uneducated on the benefits of automation might mistakenly fear for their job. As robot installations become more common on the production floor, more plant workers worry about their job security.  However, […]


How Robot Taxes Will Hurt Innovation – and Workers

By Robert Huschka In 1900, London was home to roughly 50,000 horses. More than 11,000 horse-drawn cab drivers carted folks around the city. Thousands of workers helped bring in hay. Blacksmiths tended to the animals. And, laborers carted away the millions of pounds of manure that was generated every day. Technology has always changed the […]


Imaging Systems are Leading the Way for Warehouse Profitability

When you walk into today’s modern warehouse you will see vision-guided vehicles moving shelves, self-docking to recharge, and navigating complex areas by themselves. You’ll notice as orders come in, machine vision and imaging systems help the products move quickly from the warehouse to the recipient’s address through identification, sorting, packaging, and shipping applications. Machine vision […]


Your Guide to Implement Robotic Technology

Many companies large and small understand the benefits of automation, but selecting the tools, putting them into practice, and then managing them well isn’t easy. The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) helps companies get the most from robots, machine vision, and other forms of automation. Setting the Stage It’s always helpful to remember how processes have […]


Weekly Wrap Up 05.19.2017

How Industrial Automation Promotes Job Growth A3 recently released a whitepaper titled Working in the Automation Age: Sustainable Careers Today and into the Future, which discredits the theory that automation hurts jobs and promotes how modern men and women can find more meaningful, safer and more enjoyable work. Read More Are gestures the future of […]


Weekly Wrap Up 05.12.2017

Announcing Two Open-Calls for RIA Robot Safety Training RIA’s popular Open Call Training seminar is available to the public. Receive an in-depth introduction to all of the essential information contained in the ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 Robot Safety Standard by attending an open-call Safety Training Event in Fremont, California on May 16, 2017 or in Long Beach, […]


Welcoming the Automated Economy

More robots means more jobs. Record-setting numbers of industrial robots were purchased in North America during the seven-year period from 2010 to 2016. Manufacturing jobs with companies of all sizes increased during that time and unemployment fell. Today’s executives, managers, and students should welcome the growing use of automation. The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) […]


Weekly Wrap Up 04.28.2017

Finish your certification around your schedule! A CVP certification is currently the highest level of distinction for vision industry professionals worldwide and it’s your chance to prove your skills! With the Certified Vision Professional online program, your team can study around your busy projects. They get to manage your time and commitments, and learn at […]


Weekly Wrap Up 04.14.2017

World of Robotics and Automation on Display in Chicago They’re fast, they’re precise and in some cases they’re even … cute. We visit the trade show Automate to get a look at the latest in robotics. Read More Will robots replace workers or create new jobs? Automation and robotics are playing an ever-increasing role in […]

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