Emmet Cole

Emmet Cole, contributing editor, Association for Advancing Automation (A3).


Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Workforce Development May 1, 2023

Addressing manufacturing labor shortages

Manufacturing faces a major labor shortage that isn't going away anytime soon, which is forcing companies to adopt automation to fill this gap.

By Emmet Cole
Automation April 10, 2023

AI, flexible robotics’ growing role in manufacturing’s future

Artificial intelligence (AI) and flexible robotic systems have emerged as key technologies in industrial automation's future and are having an impact in many ways.

By Emmet Cole
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics January 20, 2023

Six industrial robotics trends for 2023

Robotics are becoming more important and manufacturers are recognizing their growing role in many different industries and applications. Six industry trends are highlighted.

By Emmet Cole
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics January 6, 2023

Smart robotics, AI fueling industrial automation growth

Industrial automation is being propelled by artificial intelligence (AI) and smart robotics, which are helping bring jobs back to the U.S.

By Emmet Cole
Robotics July 29, 2022

Improving usability is growing trend in industrial robotics

As collaborative and industrial robots grow in manufacturing, enhancing their usability so anyone can use them is a growing trend and priority for companies.

By Emmet Cole
Robotics July 15, 2022

Robots-as-a-service creates opportunities, lowers automation adoption barriers

Robots-as-a-service (RaaS) is a lets companies deploy automation and related services such as engineering, maintenance and remote monitoring.

By Emmet Cole
A robot powered by OSARO’s machine learning system picks consumer goods. Courtesy: A3/OSARO
Cybersecurity March 29, 2022

Industrial robot utilization requires cybersecurity strategy

Digitalization and AI bring opportunities for robots, but also a degree of cybersecurity risk as more data is gathered and processed all the way from the edge to the cloud and beyond.

By Emmet Cole
All Articles