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When Factories Have A Choice Between Robots And People, It’s Best To Start With People

Robotic arms weld vehicle frames in a weld shop at an automotive manufacturer in China. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Robots can be flexible in some ways but are not yet infinitely flexible like humans are. Great article Written by Anna-Katrina Shedletsky  entailing the choice between robots and humans for the manufacturing process. You’ll be intrigued.

It’s lazy to think that a manufacturing process is better just because it’s automated. While the effort going on right now at the Tesla factory in Fremont is anything but lazy, it brings into the spotlight one of the core problems with the simplistic “automation for automation’s sake” strategy: processes that aren’t stable to begin with cannot be made stable with robots.
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This Company Just Got 824 Percent Past Its Kickstarter Goal to Redesign This Basic Product

Stealtho is an example of how a successful Kickstarter campaign can be if you do it right. Stealtho fixed a typical caster wheel by using elastic polyurethane. This material is exceptionally quiet as it moves. This inspiration came from looking at other options in the market, but most importantly, they took the concept and dived deeper into market and consumer research. This led to Stealtho convincing their investors that they reinvented the wheel. It’s the perfect example of an everyday product getting a powerful overhaul! Written by: Wanda Thibodeaux, Copywriter, TakingDictation.com Continue reading This Company Just Got 824 Percent Past Its Kickstarter Goal to Redesign This Basic Product