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Automation and Robotics

To keep our members informed on emerging trends, AGMA has put together this resource on the Automation and Robotics.

Information is also available on these other topics:

The hightest numer of orders for robots ever recorded happened in the first nine months of 2017. This article by Machine Design breaks down the numbers:

A Breakdown of Robot Sales in 2017

Machine Design

Articles of Interest on this topic

Technology will redefine not reduce manufacturing jobs

Materials Handling & Logistics - June 13, 2018


Construction robotics weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage - April 23, 2018


Amazon has a top-secret plan to build home robots

Bloomberg - April 23, 2018


Are Government officials souring on automotive autonomy?

The Truth About Cars - April 22, 2018


Fetch Robotics introduces two mobile robot solutions

Modern Materials Handling - April 10, 2018


The newest robotics in car manufacturing

Automation World - April 13, 2018

Below is a resource list of studies that have been conducted on the Internet of Things.

Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation 
Pew Research Center

A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans - but few workers expect their own jobs or professions to experience substantial impacts.

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“Cobotics”: Will companies warm to the new wave of Next Manufactuirng? 
Pew Research Center

Robots are rapidly becoming smarter, faster, and cheaper, and robotics advancements are accelerating at an ever greater pace. “Cobotics,” innovative robot-human collaboration, is poised to dramatically change the face of manufacturing in the next few decades. 

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Robotics-enhanced automation allows for repeatability and standardization.


Cost, lack of need, and absence of skilled people to use robots.



Robots are rapidly becoming smarter, faster and cheaper. Robotics-enhanced automation has the potential to level the global playing field for industrial production.



Removing the human factor completely may stunt innovation as people will not be on the shop floors looking for where and how improvements can be made.

Upcoming Events in Industrial IoT

September 25-27, 2018

Robo Business | Santa Clara, CA


October 24-25, 2018

Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference  |  Santa Clara, CA


April 8-11, 2019

Automate | Chicago, IL