Top 5 Control Engineering articles February 18-24

Articles about robotics as a service, robotics and AI, collaborative robots, the 2019 System Integrator Giants, and robot offline programming were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 18-24. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra February 25, 2019
Robots powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning are being employed to carry out mundane, repetitive tasks and more complex functions such as improving quality, throughput, enhancing employee safety, reducing waste and increasing customer satisfaction. Courtesy: L&T Technology Services

The top 5 most read articles online, from Feb. 18-24 for Control Engineering covered robotics as a service, robotics and AI, collaborative robots, the 2019 System Integrator Giants, and robot offline programming. Links to each article below.

1. Robotics as a service gaining traction in manufacturing

Robotics as a Service (RaaS), which allows manufacturers to leverage the benefits of industrial and collaborative robots in their facility without having to buy them, is becoming popular.

2. Robotics and AI improve factories of the future

Cover Story: Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) will improve product and service quality, create greater throughput, enhance employee safety, reduce variability, cut waste, and, most increase customer satisfaction.

3. Collaborative robots accelerate

Cover Story: Get answers about expansion of industrial robotics from an end-of-collaborative robot tooling company executive.

4. System Integrator Giants 2019

Three new companies joined the 2019 System Integrator Giants list in a year when most of the world’s top 100 integration companies saw overall business growth.

5. Demystifying robot offline programming

Cover Story: Software suppliers are disproving preconceptions about robot offline programming (OLP) being too complicated or not cost-effective. Several companies have developed software programs designed to make robots smarter, faster, and more flexible in a variety of challenging applications.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Feb. 18-24, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Production Editor, Control Engineering, CFE Media