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IMPACT

Working with Heart: Why Do We Volunteer?

We see it everywhere. Parents clean out an empty lot to build a playground for neighborhood kids. Young people mow, trim and plant flowers in the yards of the elderly in their community. Folks give up part of their Thanksgiving...

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Before Automating, Assess Your OEE

When a manufacturing organization seeks robotics automation, the first question a robot OEM or robotics system integrator should ask is “why”? In other words, before suggesting a solution, it’s important to understand the problem. And the clearest measure of a...

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Let’s Get This Party Started

The fifth annual National Robotics Week (NRW) is almost here! Scheduled for April 5-14, NRW is a ten day celebration of all things robotic, whether it is a rover on Mars, the latest LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, a da Vinci® surgical system...

Change

2014: A Year for Change

I’ve decided that 2014 is my year to change. Years ago, I met a guy that told me he was “an agent of change” and looking back on that now, I’d like new business cards with that as a job...