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    Though automation has been used in manufacturing since as far back as the 1970s, the advancement in this technology has expanded exponentially over time. Robotics Business Review spoke specifically about the benefits of cobots, saying, "Rather than take over for laborers completely, cobots can work alongside humans to improve efficiency and reduce hazards." One of the most important benefits of using cobots is absolutely safety for workers. These specialized robots can handle the dangerous, strenuous tasks which leads to more satisfying tasks for employees. 

    Recommended Read How Manufacturing Automation Is EvolvingSource: http://www.roboticsbusinessreview.com

    Manufacturing automation has been common since the 1970s. Advances in technology, including robotics, big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things have improved factory production since then. Collaborative robots — also called cobots — are sweeping across the industry. Rather than take over for laborers completely, cobots can work alongside humans to improve efficiency and reduce hazards. Autonomous mobile platforms are popular in factories and warehouses, as seen in Amazon’s fulfillment centers. Here are some robotics trends that are driving the evolution of manufacturing automation. Read More

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