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Establishing a Global Robotics Program

A robotics program can provide many benefits, from improved safety to cost savings. This article provides advice for launching a robotics program at your organization.

The term “robots” carries a good connotation. You see them in the news, in the media, or even on YouTube doing fun dances to popular songs. But before any organization can even begin to consider adopting robotics, they need to identify why they want to use them and establish a robotics group. This article describes how a robotics program can benefit your organization, for example, by keeping operators and maintenance technicians out of harm’s way, improving the speed and efficiency of inspections, and providing financial savings. It reviews the steps that Dow took to launch its robotics program and discusses the challenges that lie ahead for the industry.

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