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System Requirements for the Automation Technician Online Certificate Program

February 14, 2020

If you’re considering taking one of our online technical training certificate programs, maybe you’ve been wondering what kind of a computer you need to install our program curriculum and simulation software.

Luckily, the technical requirements are modest, so most computers will meet them.

The three system requirements are:

What is the Relationship between Robotics and AI?

February 11, 2020
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The image we carry in our minds about what robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are is usually polarized. For many people, what we think of robots is likely influenced by popular culture; movies, books or comics. Many people imagine robots like Star Wars droids or Pixar’s Wall-E or at the other end of the spectrum something like the humanoid AI-enabled robot virtually indistinguishable from humans from the movie Ex-Machina.

The Use of Cobots in Smart Automotive Production Lines

November 27, 2019
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It is quintessentially undeniable that the manufacturing landscape has been forever changed thanks to the widespread implementation of robotics technology. The addition of robots to an assembly line, however, is just the beginning. The real opportunity lies in the development of an autonomous workforce that can work alongside of, and in collaboration with, humans.

How Automation & AI Complement One Another In The Field

October 21, 2019
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The terms Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation are often used interchangeably. They’re both, afterall, associated with software or physical machines (that is, robots) that allow us to operate more efficiently within the workplace.

Mitigating Human Error & Operational Risk By Creating A Robust Automation Roadmap

October 04, 2019
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Increasingly, companies and manufacturers are turning to automation and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to reduce IT staff time, bolster efficiency and create an environment conducive to the successful implementation of digital transformations.

Servitization & Sensors: The Merits of Servitization as a Service

August 27, 2019
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The idea of servitization is nothing new. Many manufacturers have always offered extended warranties, future inspections and extensive service contracts.

Automation Technicians in Action: What Does the Job Entail?

May 05, 2019
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Automation technicians are the human brains behind the machines. They are responsible for keeping automated machines running smoothly and efficiently, and deal with any problems should they arise either in the programming or in the machine itself.