March 2015 Tech Bytes


Why a 200-year-old Brewer Turned to Robots

German brewer Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus, which was established in the 1790s, has turned to robots for a 21st-century answer to increasing profits. Click here for full story

Robots Replacing Human Factory Workers at Faster Pace

Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing manufacturing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said. 

A Video Showing Virtual Reality Training
This year should be very cool for Virtual Reality. That technology has been on the horizon for literally decades but it looks like the time is right to make it a commercial reality. Click here for the full story

Re-skilled Workers Bring the Industrial Internet of Things to Life
The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) holds huge potential for manufacturers in 2015. But in order to fulfill these promises, manufacturers will need skilled workers who can deploy the evolving technology on the plant side. Click here for the full story
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