Gregory Miller is a writer with DO Supply (www.dosupply.com) who covers robotics, artificial intelligence and automation. When not writing, he enjoys hiking, rock climbing and opining about the virtues of coffee.
Automated equipment has transformed industrial production over the last 30 years and has been instrumental in accelerating production and efficiency in the sectors of manufacturing, construction and machining. This dynamic shift from human workers has resulted in the relegation of repetitive and labor-intensive tasks to machines while simultaneously freeing up humans to conduct higher level tasks. As industries begin to rely more heavily on automation, the general viewpoint is that increased automation is beneficial from both a productivity and safety perspective.