Small and midsize businesses stand to benefit even more from robotics than bigger companies, and there are numerous government initiatives designed to help them with adoption
Robotics Business Review has published a free primer on how small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) can benefit from robotics. It looks at the debate around robots, jobs, and reshoring of production, as well as state and federal initiatives to help SMEs.
One such initiative is NIST’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), intended to help SMEs improve efficiency, stay competitive, and hire workers. FuzeHub is a nonprofit that serves as New York’s MEP center, supported by the Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology & Innovation.
Another is the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. The Pittsburgh-based institute is a public-private partnership supporting projects around workforce development and helping small and midsize U.S. manufacturers effectively adopt robotics.
As with other applications of robotics, one hurdle is properly assessing where automation can add the most value.
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