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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 […]

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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 […]

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Key Questions to Ask Before Automating

Automation is a proven way for companies to speed up production, produce higher quality products, and compete globally. Making the transition from traditional processes to new technology doesn’t happen at the snap of a finger. A clear understanding of needs must be matched with the solutions that automation provides. Use these key assessment questions as […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 07.11.2014

This Week in Automation   Trends in Robotics Sales &  the Robotics Industries Association Certification Program Trends in robotics sales show companies in diverse industries are making greater use of automation. The automotive industry still accounts for most sales, but more companies in the life sciences and food and consumer goods industries are using automated […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 07.03.2014

This Week in Automation   How to Select the Right Automation Strategy For Your Business Trying to switch to new technology can seem overwhelming. Having an automation strategy makes it more manageable. Read More     How to Make (more) Money With Robots? Investing in robot technology has a clear purpose: increasing your competitiveness. The […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 06.13.2014

This Week In Automation   Why I Automate | A3 Automate Our goal is to share stories about companies that are using automation to succeed and compete effectively in their marketplace. Learn how Marlin Steel is benefiting from automation. Read More     Behind the Scenes of How the Tesla Model S is Made | […]

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3 Ways Businesses Are Winning With Automation

Investing in automation does more than speed up production and reduce errors in the finished product. Here are examples from three businesses that found the ability to expand product lines, win accounts larger than they had thought possible, and open new markets. Expanded Capabilities G&W Products in Ohio grew 35 percent in a 3-year period […]

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Weekly Wrap Up – 05.30.2014

This Week In Automation   How Automation Leads to Greater Productivity | A3 Association for Advancing Automation The benefits of automating an operation include increased production, reduced waste, and a better environment for employees. Positive results like these are among reasons why robotics orders in the first quarter of 2014 were the second highest ever […]

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