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Alex Owen-Hill is a freelance writer and blogger who writes about a large range of topics, including science, language, creativity and (of course) robotics. He completed a PhD in Telerobotics from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid as part of the PURESAFE project, in collaboration with CERN. As a recovering academic, he maintains a firm foot in the robotics world by blogging for gripper manufacturer Robotiq.

What Direction Is Robotics Heading?

The new Robotics Roadmap indicates future directions of the field. What has changed in the last four years? Where is robotics heading?

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on May 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM
   
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What Direction Is Robotics Heading?

The new Robotics Roadmap indicates future directions of the field. What has changed in the last four years? Where is...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on May 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM
CNCs in Decline? Nope. Manufacturers Are Getting Smart

Machine tool sales seem to be declining, but can it really be true? From our experience, CNC machines are as popular as...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on May 9, 2017 7:00:00 AM
Are Robot Arms the Next Generation of 3D Printer?

Could the next generation of manipulators also be 3D printers? We discover the exciting new intersection between robot arms...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on May 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM
Five Reasons Business Leaders Mistrust Robots

Business leaders can be understandably hesitant about the promises of new technology. Where does this doubt come from and...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Apr 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM
Pallets + Robots = a Competitive Advantage?

Palletizing is a trending application for collaborative robots. Could it give a competitive edge to your business? We look...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Apr 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM
How the Role of CNC Operators Has Changed

Robotic machine tending could revolutionize CNC machine tending. But, where does that leave machine operators?...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Apr 11, 2017 7:00:00 AM
How Robotics Training Helps Create New Applications

What does it mean if your company is considering a move to in-house robotics expertise? Will the training take up too much...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Mar 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM
What Does Robot Training Involve?

What can you expect from a robotics training? Collaborative robots are easy to use, but training will push your...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Mar 22, 2017 7:00:00 AM
How to Create an Effective Robotics Training Program

When done well, robotics training can take your business to new heights. But, how do you make sure it's effective? Here's...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Mar 8, 2017 7:00:00 AM
 
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