Article Index 2016-2017

September 2017

First of a 3-part series on Canadian robotics
Canadian Robotics Muscles into Prime Time
A robotics ecosystem that was always very good is now wow! Why?

Lean Robotics: Factory in a Hotel Ballroom
Robotiq’s user conference launches “Lean Robotics” and puts forty cobots to work getting “lean”


Goodbye, Shanzhai: The Future of Innovation in Asia
Industrial innovation: Out of labs and onto the factory floor 


Are Robots the Remedy for Asia's Lonely Hearts?
With loneliness rising to alarming levels, how about lonely hearts clubs where humans and robots hook up for lifelong companionship? 

Welcome to 2018
The Year of the "Smart" Robot and Intelligent Manufacturing

​​August 2017


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

The Day the Cobot Stopped: Lemon Laws for Cobots?
The ubiquitous cobot? By 2025 there will be 840,000 kicking around…annually!

Using K-Pop and Other Offbeat Stuff to Promote Robot Skills Training
Why not use some “disruptive” pizzazz to promote robotics training and education? It’s not now, and it shows


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

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​

​​Robots, Automation, and the Kra Canal Project
Often proposed, never attempted, the $28B project has now taken on special meaning

Part Four: China’s Robot Reply

China's Reply: Aim High, Be Bold

Will foreign robot suppliers dominate China's million-plus factories?

Part 2 of 2-Part Series

Dr. Song’s All-Korean, Olympic, Robot Team
Korean service robots to get biggest introduction ever: showcasing their “services” to 3.1 billion global viewers


July 2017


Part 1 of 2-Part Series

Korean Robots Go for Gold at 2018 Olympics
Winter Games to feature a dozen service robots in first-ever appearance 

What If There Was a Ship Called the SS CobotWorld?
Come this September, Quebec will see a mini-CobotWorld for three days. Maybe it should be permanent.

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


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


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

We’ve Got Liftoff…Finally!
1H2017 was the countdown we've all been waiting to hear. Give Japan and China all the credit for getting things off the ground in a very big way

Serendipity: Creating Value Through Unexpected Encounters 
The exact opposite of how algorithm-driven search engines in our age of exactitude want humans to spend their time, especially in the workplace


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