Automation, Robots and the Future of Work

Automation, Robots and the Future of WOrk

For all the history of humankind, the nature and shape of work has evolved, as curiosity and innovation have allowed us to develop tools and technologies that advance nearly all aspects of work and play. As machines are able to do more and more for us, we find ourselves wondering how the definition of work will evolve and what it means.

Fear is a Four-Letter Word

As business leaders, we’re motivated by a lot of emotions. Perhaps none more powerful than fear – fear of failure, fear of losing the respect of those who we respect, fear of – well, you name it. What I realize, more and more, is that we’re so busy taking action, we don’t take the time to explore what our fears are and how they influence the ways in which we work….

The Recession Cometh and Robots are Ready

The looming question of recession is no longer if, but when. For manufacturers, the lack of flexibility they need to successfully navigate the uncertainty is exacerbated by labor shortages and rigid automation. The good news: collaborative robots boost flexibility and more.

Grieving the Death of a Company

Rethink Robotics, a pioneer in the new category of collaborative robots, changed the way companies think about factory automation. And yet despite the best efforts of a hardworking team, last month, Rethink Robotics shuttered its doors.

AI and Robots: Not What You Think

Artificial intelligence (AI)-driven collaborative robots are not some futuristic technology that manufacturers have to wait for. The AI that makes cobots smart, capable and effective is here and at work today – improving productivity and quality in manufacturing operations large and small.

Living In Irony

Work is essential to being human. Having a purpose is possibly the most important driver to get up every day. Why would I ever give that up?