Easily scalable networked machines to change product lifecycles [VIDEO]

A new video outlines some of the impacts on product designers and others as factories becomes more and more automated

The presentation from Engineering.com notes the push to greater product lifecycle transparency and visibility through every step of the manufacturing process, though "easily scalable networked machines.”

The development of safer, easier to program machines such as Rethink Robotics’ Baxter, as well as quicker, more precise, intuitive larger robots would all be in demand.

The video predicts things will develop to a point that “maybe one day we’ll have factories so automated we can turn the lights off and just go home.”

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