Robotics, Automation & Business News Index: 2019
Robotics | Automation | Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Advanced Manufacturing | 3D Printing
Welcome to 2019
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Asia: Overview by Region
The Asian Century & The Xi Effect
Asia’s Rendezvous with the Future Is Arriving Fast
The world’s showcase and continent-wide laboratory for robot-driven automation in this The Fourth Industrial Revolution
East Asia Bears Watching
Something very big is going on here: Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo
Southeast Asia: The Bounty & Promise of ASEAN
Food, consumers and industry in exchange for investment and automation technology
China’s Big Push: Xi, Robots and Productivity
Leap to manufacturing economy based on invention and technology demands increased productivity
Emperor of All Robots Put to the Test
Saving Japan from itself with robotics: Competition and productivity
for a shrinking workforce
Korea Awakens, Reacts…and Accelerates
Economic urgency spurs demand for advanced manufacturing robots
Crunch Time for Taiwan: Robotics and Automation
Aware of its limitations and very tardy, Taiwan hurries to catch up with East Asia
Robots for India: Industry’s Troubling Headwinds
Robots, automation, Gandhi and “premature de-industrialization.”
Japan Lags at Deploying Service Robots
Projected as a $35 billion industry by 2022, Japan is not keeping up with professional service robots
Why China Can’t Stop Spending Multi-Billions of Dollars on Robots, Cobots, Grippers, Robot Parts, and AVGs
Guarantees on $73 billion more in loans—while SMEs pick up $9.7 billion in government subsidies—to hurry automation through 2022
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
Reinventing the Robot: A Job Only AI Can Do?
Everything about an industrial robot has changed since Unimate (1961), except the robot. Isn’t it about time something was done about the “except”?
Round Two: Robot Disruption vs. Human Resolve
The message coming across loud and clear is that Round Two begins here and now…and that we’re all in it together…or else!
Littler Global: Employment Law Updates Worldwide
Advising Fortune Global 500, medium- and smaller-sized companies on the full array of labor and employment issues
Making CES 2020 Better Than CES 2019
Why not “smart” events? AI and digital disruption could profoundly change the $650 billion global event industry from the inside out
Chinese Exhibitors Down by 20% at CES2019, But…
Even when shaved by 20%, China’s presence at CES 2019 is still crazily massive; and the body of work on display in Las Vegas, like UBTECH’s humanoid robot, is equally remarkable
Forget 2019! Let’s Strap in for 2020
Don’t look now, but the “Roaring Twenties” for robots and automation may be rolling in early, especially in Asia
Click & Mortar—Robots Working Chinese Restaurant Industry
Can “machine people” 机器人 save China’s restaurant industry from severe labor shortages and high turnover?
Bypassing the Straits of Malacca
Kra Canal Project: Often proposed, never attempted, the $32B project has now taken on special meaning. Mega-boom for automation and robotics.
Is Thailand Next to Go Digital? Sure Looks That Way
Investment, infrastructure, new-tech automation, and digital living converge in the Land of Sanuk
The Gripper Chronicles
Grippers Chasing Cobots to Fame & Fortune
With cobot marketplace forecast at $9.2B by 2025, every cobot will demand a “skillful” gripper
Isn’t Global Robotics 2020 Already Here?
Industrial robot sales and deployments, AI/robot convergence, the Asian GDP forecast, and a look at a big year ahead for cobots in China
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