China's Hunger for Robots Marks Significant Shift

By TIMOTHY AEPPEL and MARK MAGNIER for WSJ.com -  Having devoured many of the world’s factory jobs, China is now handing them over to robots. China already ranks as the world’s largest market for robotic machines. Sales last year grew 54% from a year earlier, and the boom shows every sign of increasing. China is projected to have more installed industrial robots than any other country by next year, according to the International Federation of Robotics. China’s emergence as an automation hub contradicts many assumptions about robots and the global economy. Economists often view automation as a way for advanced economies to keep industries that might otherwise move offshore, or even to win them back through reshoring, since the focus is on ways to reduce costly labor. That motivation hasn’t gone away. But increasingly, robots are taking over work in developing countries, reducing the potential job creation associated with building new factories in the frontier markets of Asia, Africa or Latin America.   Cont'd...

The future of machine vision industry in Russia was discussed at VISION Russia Pavilion & Conference 2015

VISION Russia Pavilion & Conference brought together technical experts and guests interested in using machine vision technologies for their business and industrial goals.

ABB wins $52 million robots order to boost manufacturing flexibility at Ford's newest China factory

ABB robots to be installed at Changan Ford's new Harbin-based auto factory as part of its Body-in-White (BIW) welding process ABB robots have been used successfully across Changan Ford's major automobile production facilities in China since 2007

Barrett Technology Wins Grants to Fuel Innovations

"Barrett Technology is not only creating jobs in Newton and strengthening the local economy, but bringing products to market that will help revolutionize the global health care industry"

2015 Festo Bionic Learning Network Developments Run the Gamut from Robotic Ants to a Flexible Gripper Inspired by a Chameleon's Tongue

Natural models provide fresh inspiration in automation technology

Microscan Demonstrates World's Smallest Devices for Embedded Barcode Reading and Inspection at Clinical Lab Expo 2015

Microscan announces that it will demonstrate micro-sized OEM solutions for clinical instruments from Booth #4349 at the 2015 AACC Clinical Lab Expo, July 28-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Adept Technology to Demonstrate Latest Robot Technologies at China International Robot Show

Attendees Will Get First Look at New Robots and Applications at Adept's Booth, A116, July 8-11 in Shanghai

Pace Industries and Port City Group Merge to Create one of North America's Largest Die Casting Companies

Pace Industries, North America's largest full-service aluminum, zinc and magnesium die casting company announces a merger with Port City Group of Muskegon, Mich., resulting in 21 facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

SME Elects Seven Manufacturing Practitioners, Researchers and Educators to its 2015 College of Fellows

SME Fellows are individuals from industry, research and academia who must have 20 plus years of experience in manufacturing.

Ethernet Slip Ring Can Meet Your Needs In Factory Automation

New generation slip ring with Ethernet option; high performance slip ring; Ethernet data transmission in rotate system; it is a electrical component for automation industry.

Data Translation Offers Real Time ARM-Based Data Acquisition Module

High Accuracy, High Speed, Simultaneous Measurement for Applications Using Linux

Echoing Government's Productivity 4.0, IoT Automation Boosts Taiwan's Competitiveness

Facing challenges of labor shortages and aging labor forces, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs is implementing "Productivity 4.0" to stimulate economic growth and upgrade industries.

SA introduces new, enhanced suite of integrated industrial cybersecurity courses and certificate programs addressing the IACS lifecycle

"No organization has a more complete set of industrial cybersecurity courses and certificate programs and is better capable of providing the all-encompassing, expert training needed to develop a highly skilled and well-prepared industrial cybersecurity workforce than ISA"

FANUC America Introduces New CR-35iA Collaborative Robot Designed to Work Alongside Humans

FANUC America Corporation is introducing its new CR-35iA collaborative robot, the industry's first 35 kg payload force limited collaborative robot designed to work alongside humans without the need for safety fences.

Get Connected with Robots at the MCRI Open House July 23 & 24

Visit Motion Controls Robotics' 20th Anniversary Open House to see how robots are transforming your process.

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