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Robotics, Automation & Business News Index: 2017

Robotics | Automation | Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Advanced Manufacturing | 3D Printing

Southeast Asia: The Bounty & Promise of ASEAN
Food, consumers and industry in exchange for investment and automation technology

 ASEAN Profiles: Singapore
Singapore: Seeking a Bridge Between
Can robotics become a key contributor in shift from simply “adding value” to “creating value”?

ASEAN Profiles: Myanmar
Lucky Moon Over Myanmar
Why fail when everyone wants you to win? Myanmar could well become one of automation’s finer creations

ASEAN Profiles: Thailand
Japan Gets Cozy with Thailand
Can Thailand become kingmaker of robot-driven automation along the Mekong River and beyond?

ASEAN Profiles: Vietnam
Korea Adds Robotics to Smart Vietnam Strategy
Korea makes smart, decisively bold moves into the ASEAN, especially with Vietnam

Going Forward It’s All About Infrastructure
Southeast Asia: Traditional, labor-intensive manufacturing once based in China moving to ASEAN nations

Hey, Asia! Are You Watching Yourself Change?
It’s amazing and it’s happening faster than anyone thought possible

Influence of Asian Industrial Robots on Manufacturing in North America
In 1983, there were 50 U.S. industrial robot builders, while in 2018 there are zero

 Legacy Automation Arrives: “Dumb” Robots vs. “Smart” Robots
Coming sooner than we think: Robots won’t be programmed to work, they will be taught to work. They will “learn” to work!

Looking to Make a Fortune Investing in Robotics?
For 2018, big winners rare while broad, quick growth settles in to stay awhile

Asian Outlook 2017-2020: Robots, Automation & Industry?
Labor costs, global competition, national initiatives, and innovation demands, drive Asia’s investments in robotics to the max from 2017 onward

New Automation, New Attitude, New Asia
Asia spending big and fast for technological advantage is making headway

Welcome to Intelligent Manufacturing 2018
It takes smart robots to make a smart factory

Will Cobots & Augmented Reality (AR) Spike Productivity? 
When HR starts handing out AR displays to every new hire, productivity could well jump off the charts. Cobot and human worker teams could benefit hugely.

AI Arrives in Asia: Let the Games Begin!?
“Asia’s business landscape is poised not only to benefit greatly from AI’s rise, but to also define it,” reports MIT’s Technology Review?

Why Is AI Important for Asian Automation?
Can Asia’s Industrial Internet of Things and its robot-driven Factories of the Future succeed without Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

AI Arrives in Asia: Who’s Doing What…or Not Enough?
Deep learning in Korea, Japan and China. Differing agendas and directions, same goal: Manufacturing.

Race to the Factory of the Future
FANUC-Cisco vs. KUKA-Huawei: Two superbly matched teams making a full-scale assault on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Robot Automation and the East Asian Workforce
Manufacturing technology is a “resource liberating force” that will create abundance in new tech skills, good jobs at fair wages, and a life with promise

Ignition. Blast Off! Asia’s New Normal: Spending Billions on Robots
Special 5-part article series is a look behind the scenes at the most incredible transformation in history

Unity, Prosperity & Robots at The Future of Asia Conference
What does a Tokyo meeting have to say about China’s leadership, robot deployments and automation going exponential? 

Part One of a Two-part Series
The Promise of Cobots…Delivered!
Initially dismissed as a non-factor, this brilliantly-conceived robot arm has turned the robotics industry on its head. Now, a cobot is a must-have in every robot maker’s product line, or else!

Part Two of a Two-part Series
Is Disruption Ahead for the Cobot Revolution?
Does the cobot revolution need the revolution of e-commerce to drive wide-scale adoption?

Will Cobots & Augmented Reality (AR) Spike Productivity? 
When HR starts handing out AR displays to every new hire, productivity could well jump off the charts. Cobot and human worker teams could benefit hugely.

China’s Big Push: Xi, Robots and Productivity
Leap to manufacturing economy based on invention and technology demands increased productivity

Guess Who’s Driving China’s Robot Revolution? 
Already spreading billions of dollars all over East and Southeast Asia, China’s middle-class largesse is about to go into hyperdrive as robot-driven automation gets cranking

China’s Retail Boom: Automation, Robots & Lingerie
Victoria’s Secret may need more than a glitzy fashion show in Shanghai to score big with China’s white-hot consumer marketplace

Will China’s Current Five-Year Plan Be Its Greatest Ever?
If so, somewhere prominent will reside a massive statue of an industrial robot covered in lotus flowers and orchids…and gawked at by schoolchildren

We’ve Got Liftoff…Finally!
1H2017 was the countdown we’ve all been waiting to hear

Part One: Grins & Gains
Robot Blast Off: China Spends Its Way to Victory
Tremors in Tokyo, and it’s not an earthquake

Part Two: The Guru of Shanghai
Forecast for Industrial Robots Through 2020
Georg Stieler’s purview on robot automation after six years in China

Part Three: Robot Parts
Critical Importance Amid Explosive Growth
Factory of the Future would grind to a halt without them

Part Four: China’s Robot Reply
China’s Reply: Aim High, Be Bold
Will foreign robot suppliers dominate China’s million-plus factories?

Part Five: Magical Mystery Tour
KUKA: Total Access for China’s Robot Insider 
China and KUKA team up for a magical mystery tour into robotics, AI, and a massive high-tech IP database.

Race to the Factory of the Future
FANUC-Cisco vs. KUKA-Huawei: Two superbly matched teams making a full-scale assault on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Part Three: Team China (KUKA and Huawei)
China Races to the Factory of the Future
How does Germany’s vaunted robot tech and Huawei’s vast ICT chops match up with Team Japan?

Robot Automation and the East Asian Workforce
Manufacturing technology is a “resource liberating force” that will create abundance in new tech skills, good jobs at fair wages, and a life with promise

Asia, Robots & the Jack Ma Effect
Asia’s best pitchman for robots, automation and disruptive transformation gets cranking

China Upgrades Logistics as Alibaba Goes Amazon
$14M investment in Geek+ is a modest but integral start for Alibaba’s $16 billion automation strategy

Why Is China Going to Chicago?
ProMat/Automate 2017 will be an eye-opening introduction to rapid automation, and the cobot revolution downright mind-blowing to take home

Consumption as China’s Cure-All: Robots, People & Lots of Money
What would gigawatts of consumer spending look like? Think, Singles’ Day every day!

China Envy: AI, Robotics & All That Stuff
Should the U.S. be uneasy over China’s newfound AI power surge?

Xi, Robots & the Next Five Years
Opportunities for Robotics in Asia Totally Unprecedented

Siemens Encamps Global Robot Research HQ in China
Manufacturing gets an upgrade as robots, automation and manufacturing converge and merge

China: Strategic Sectors for “Made in China 2025”
Top 10 priority industrial segments: Workload and opportunities both colossal.

Robots for India: Industry’s Troubling Headwinds
Robots, automation, Gandhi and “premature de-industrialization”

Robots for India: Industry’s Troubling Headwinds
Robots, automation, Gandhi and “premature de-industrialization”

India: Cause for Hope: Scattered Pockets of Excellence Are Growing Fast
Floodgates of foreign investment open to billions of dollars flowing in from East Asia and U.S.

Robotics & Automation in a “New” India
The face of a “new” India is clearly visible, yet will it emerge amid steep challenges?

Investor Billions Return to Spark India’s High Tech
Can small, indigenous startups like Bharati Robotics get in on the action?

India Goes Small with Robots: BRABO, the Cobot, Awesome Upside
First “homemade” industrial robots take aim at India’s mega-market of SME manufacturing

India: Robots Antidote to Poor Quality?
Can robots aid the “Make in India” quality movement long stymied by “chalta hai”?

Nation Building with Robots in India
Paradigm change: Should a large nation go small and can robots be major drivers in that process?

Emperor of All Robots Put to the Test
Saving Japan from itself with robotics: Competition and productivity
for a shrinking workforce

Abe and the Robot Revolution Initiative Council Have Developed a Five-Year Plan
What began in Japan, stays in Japan

Race to the Factory of the Future
FANUC-Cisco vs. KUKA-Huawei: Two superbly matched teams making a full-scale assault on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Part Two: Team Japan (FANUC and Cisco)
Japan Races to the Factory of the Future
Japan’s advanced robot technology and America’s IT leap forward…together

Japan Gets Cozy with Thailand
Can Thailand become kingmaker of robot-driven automation along the Mekong River and beyond?

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