I think it’s safe to say that we’re all ready for a fresh start in 2021, though that doesn’t mean we’ll get it.
The chief research officer for business intelligence analyst ABI Research kicks off the firm’s annual trends report by acknowledging that 2020 was one of the most challenging years the world has ever seen.
So what happens next?
The ABI team has assembled a list of 68 predictions of what they believe will and will not happen in 2021, though the foundational premise of the report is clear: technology, say the researchers, will be "the most powerful tool in ensuring corporate health."
Today we’re discussing emerging technologies, and ABI has some ideas of what to expect.
Claudia Jarrett - EU Automation
Despite the obvious disruptions caused by COVID-19, the future for manufacturing looks bright. According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) third quarter 2020 outlook survey, 66 per cent of manufacturer respondents are positive about their company’s outlook over this year, with increases expected in sales, employment, production growth rate and wages. Here, Claudia Jarrett, country manager at industrial parts supplier, EU Automation, analyses how automation will make 2021 a very fruitful year. Full Article
Robotic automation has been widely adopted by the manufacturing industry for decades. Most automotive vehicles, consumer electrical appliances, and even domestic robots were made and assembled by “armies” of robots with minimal human supervision. Robotic automation brings higher production efficiency, a safer working environment, lower costs and superior quality. After years of development and deployment, the process now requires minimal human involvement.
However, we seldom find high levels of automation at building construction work sites. Why is this and how can we make it a reality? Before moving forward, we need to take stock of where we are and what the restrictions are to robotic automation. Full Article