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What NY Times column gets wrong on robots

By Jeff Burnstein President of the Association for Advancing Automation Robots don’t take away jobs. When companies lose to their competition, that’s when workers lose jobs. There seems to be this idea: If the robots hadn’t shown up, the jobs would have stayed. But nothing could be further from reality. Here’s the truth: We aren’t […]


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, […]


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 […]


Weekly Wrap Up 04.07.2017

Automation Trends over the Next Five Years Automation technologies and trends are dynamic and ever-changing. From robot software, accessories and sensors to end-effectors, vision and wireless technologies, our expert panel will discuss and debate some automation trends and developments they expect in 2017 and beyond. Read More Machine Vision Keeps an Eye on Facial Recognition […]


A Groundbreaking Automation Industry Gathering: Automate 2017

Strengthen your career and company during an historic week at Automate 2017 with the Future of Automation Theater, April 3 to April 6 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Robotics from the U.S. to China, machine vision and start-up innovators, and acknowledging the entrepreneurial spirit unleashed in the industry offer unprecedented value, along with globally recognized panelists […]


Weekly Wrap Up 03.24.2017

Can’t travel to Automate for the CVP training this year? No worries, get trained online! We understand that traveling takes away from value added activities. Your team can reduce expenses and increase productivity by taking the CVP courses online. Read More A3 Previews Automate 2017 Show and Conference “As the largest North American event devoted […]


Weekly Wrap Up 03.10.2017

North American Machine Vision Market Sets New Record in 2016 Ann Arbor, Michigan – March 9, 2017 – North American sales of machine vision components and systems grew to $2.3 billion in 2016, its highest annual total on record, according to new statistics issued by AIA, the industry’s trade group. Read More Artificial intelligence: Understanding […]


Weekly Wrap Up 02.24.2017

Interview: The Automation Boom in Mexico Jeff Burnstein, President of A3, says Mexico may be the next global player in the automation arena, but the international skills gap could be problematic. Last year proved record-setting for robotics in terms of orders and shipments in North America, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA). Read More Gill […]

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