The debate has been long — and shall continue — whether automation replaces humans or increases productivity, quality and safety
Cornell University is using robots and batch testing to ensure thousands of tests can be processed to ensure the university can safely operate during the school year.
Industry experts cite automation and technology as two key factors in helping companies succeed in the COVID-19 era. Leading the automation pack are collaborative robots or “cobots” – robots that are safe, easy to program and cost-effective.
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Robots can remotely measure patients' vital signs, which could reduce health care workers’ exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
Despite death and economic destruction from COVID-19, robots are effective tools to create social distancing, reduce touches, disinfect the workplace, safeguard hospital staff and keep companies running when workers are unavailable.
While the market is down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market outlook for 2021 is positive according to a report by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and ITR Economics.
Rechargeable batteries that store energy the way animals store fat could help robots operate for longer periods according to a research team at the University of Michigan.
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Automation innovation has opportunities to help with COVID-19 pandemic response, energy efficiency, robotics, non-contact motion control using superconductivity, training and by creating increased interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).