May 3-4, 2017 Boston Convention & Exhibition CenterBoston, MA

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  • Panel Discussion: The Extinction of the Human Worker? - The Future Role of Collaborative Robots in Smart Manufacturing

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    Location:  Booth 467
    Format: 45-Minute Panel
    Conference Track: Center Stage (Free)
    Session Type: Center Stage (Free)
    Pass type: Conference (Paid), Expo (Free) - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD

    More and more companies are turning to collaborative robots to boost their workforce. But how long will it be before the cobots completely take over manufacturing jobs? This panel will discuss the questions:

    · At which points in the supply chain will we see robots where they don't exist today?
    · How do OEMs build robots and automated devices that will still be relevant in 10 years?
    · What does Machine Learning mean for the future of the idea of manufacturing as a service?
    · Let's get real: Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) enable robots to function just like another human on the factory floor in the near future?