Tanya M. Anandan

Contributing editor, Association for Advancing Automation (A3).

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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 12, 2022

How IIoT, AI can help make future-proof manufacturing a reality

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) offers manufacturers greater productivity and better information insights through artificial intelligence (AI) as companies look toward the factory of the future.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Courtesy: KUKA Robotics/Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Robotics November 8, 2021

Plug-and-play robot ecosystems on the rise

Robot ecosystems are bringing plug-and-play ease to compatible hardware and software peripherals while adding greater value and functionality to robots.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Robotics July 30, 2021

Robotic 3D manufacturing providing greater flexibility

Robots are going in new directions thanks to additive manufacturing (AM), which is letting them tackle complex geometries in cutting and collaborating with humans to improve efficiencies in composite layup.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Courtesy: ABI Research/RIA
Robotics April 12, 2021

Robot industry trends and potential for the future

The last year has been a trying one for many industries, but robotics manufacturers and distributors are using the current climate to develop new and innovative ways for robots to help in manufacturing.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Courtesy: Sarcos Robotics/Robotic Industries Assocation
Robotics March 23, 2021

Robots digging deep underground, finding new depths

Robots are being used in oil and gas operations to dig underground, which is often undulating and challenging. Companies are finding innovative ways to overcome the problem.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Courtesy: Apellix/Robotic Industries Assocation
Robotics March 16, 2021

Aerial robotics used for above-ground oil and gas assets

Remotely-operated aerial robots can operate in dangerous conditions, which make them ideal for certain oil and gas operations.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Courtesy: Houston Mechatronics, Inc./Robotic Industries Association
Robotics March 9, 2021

Autonomous underwater robots used for deep-sea drilling operations

Many of the world's oil and natural gas resource lie beneath the oceans. Autonomous robots can help explore and dig them out.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Robotics October 6, 2020

Reducing COVID-19 worker risks with robots

Focusing on COVID-19 risks in the workplace has shed new light on the benefits of automation and robots and their benefits on the plant floor and manifesting in multiple ways.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Edge Computing, Embedded Systems January 14, 2020

Cultivating robotics and AI for sustainable agriculture

Technology advances ranging from better autonomous vehicles to smarter machines will help relieve the effects of an aging agricultural workforce and a shrinking supply of workers.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Robotics October 2, 2019

Benefits of robotics-as-a-service for manufacturers

Robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) is an emerging trend in manufacturing as companies look to deal with rising automation and tighter global competition. RaaS allows companies to use robots for short-term needs without a long-term investment. One application reduced overall manufacturing costs by 30%.

By Tanya M. Anandan
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