Food Safety Modernization Act – Driving Technological Unemployment

Driving Automation through Safety and Compliance  President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act in January, 2012. The act went into effect in July of 2012.   Economics, technology and food safety are driving this industry to automate. Automation World published a presentation by David Acheson on the topic.     It’s a long presentation, […]

Read More »

R15.06 – Robot Safety in the Workplace

The Robotics Industry Association has been working on a revision of the standard for robots (ANSI/RAI R15.06) for over 10 years. This new standard, is revolutionary in that it would allow collaborative robots to work with human operators in the same space. The standard has been adopted in the US. Erik Nieves with Yasakawa Motoman, […]

Read More »

Over The Horizon – Machine World – Part 1

Since 60 Minutes (CBS) popularized the idea of the ‘Rise of the Machines’, articles and posts appear frequently about robots competing for jobs, the end of work, or what’s come to be known as technological unemployment. Robert Solow had an article published by the Huffington Post (. Paul Krugman has been talking about automation and […]

Read More »