Landing.Ai will use AI to transform manufacturing starting with Foxconn

Andrew Ng, who helped start the Google Brain project and previously served as the head of Baidu’s AI efforts, announced Landing.ai, a company aimed at helping businesses in the manufacturing sector transform themselves into AI companies. Ng picked manufacturing because it has a number of problems that machine learning techniques can help with, and AI …

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China manufacturing workers earn 7 times more than some workers in Africa

“China stopped being a low-cost manufacturing country many years ago,” Apple CEO Cook told the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou, capital of the southern Guangdong province, on Wednesday. He said the key for China and other developing countries facing rising labor costs was advanced manufacturing expertise, which meant fostering a highly skilled workforce and building …

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Sarcos Robotics has force multiplying robots and exoskeletons to boost productivity

Sarcos has a snake bot and force multiplying robotic arms. Guardian GT is a human-controlled, force-multiplying robotic system with one or two highly dexterous arms mounted on a track or wheeled base, allowing a single operator to do more, safely. Each arm is seven feet long. From basic labor-saving tasks like heavy lifting, to more …

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Entirely automated giant 3D printing and robotics rocket factory

Relativity Space wants is reimagining the way rockets are built and flown with massive 3D printing. * 100X fewer parts. * 10X faster iteration * entirely 3D printed Relativity is creating the first autonomous rocket factory. Their long-term goal is the 3D printing the first rocket made from Mars. Relativity is creating the rocket factory …

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State of the Manufacturing #gsummit

Michelle Drew Rodriguez, Manufacturing Leader for the Center for Industry Insights, Deloitte Michelle Drew Rodriguez is the Manufacturing Leader for Deloitte’s Center for Industry insights and leads Deloitte’s Manufacturing Competitiveness research initiative. She is an accomplished professional with nearly two decades of strategic and operational experience, having worked directly in the automotive industry as an …

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3D printing precise titanium parts to replace bone for reconstructive surgery

Doctor Lantieri does more than mend broken bones; he tries to help his patients look as close to normal as possible. In the past, he spent long hours in the operating room, opening hundreds upon hundreds of boxes of generic plates, casts and screws, searching for the best fit for patients. Despite his painstaking work, …

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition for Augmented assistance

Google Glass has been optimized for industrial, healthcare and other workplaces where workers need help with complex tasks. Complex assembly, done faster AGCO manufactures complex agricultural machines at low volume with the goal of helping make today’s farms more productive and more profitable. All AGCO solutions are custom, which can require over 1,000 precise steps …

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Printing at over 125000 dots per inch or 400 times the resolution of an iPhone 7 display

A new printing process can print images at 100,000 dpi, suggesting much higher resolution than can be obtained using pigmenting. Some test images were just 50 nanometres wide and were printed at a resolution of 127,000 DPI (dots per inch). The display on an iPhone 7, for comparison, is 326 DPI. Science Advances – Resonant …

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US Makers and 3D printers are massively inferior to China’s manufacturing hubs

3D printers are interesting and there is some utility for the Maker movement in the USA but they are massively inferior to China’s manufacturing hubs. There is a new $120,000 3D printer furnace for desktop metal parts that are lower cost. It is 100 times faster than laser metal sintering machines. China’s manufacturing hubs are …

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Game changing 3D printers for low cost metal parts

A startup will soon launch game changing 3-D printers that can fabricate metal parts cheaply and quickly enough to make the technology practical for widespread use in product design and manufacturing. The company, Desktop Metal, has raised nearly $100 million from leading venture capital firms and the venture units of such companies as General Electric, …

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Google lawsuit against Uber could mean multi-billion dollar settlement and possibly jail for some

Google’s Waymo self driving car company has sued Uber. The lawsuit alleges former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski secretly downloaded 14,000 files proprietary technical files before leaving to found self-driving truck startup Otto. Uber acquired Otto last summer and put Levandowski in charge of its self-driving efforts. Wired describes the situation. “From what we know in …

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