Works Design attended the East Pack Expo in Philadelphia, PA last week. Among other things, we were there to check out the latest in manufacturing and innovative packaging technologies in a variety of industries, from pharmaceuticals to beverages. The event was held at the Philadelphia Convention Center, and as you can see from the picture below, there was a lot of expo’ing to be had.
While we took a lot of pictures at the show, we thought it would be best to focus on what you all really want to see…
And not just any robots: these robots are blue collar, manual laboring, factory working, SUPERSTARS. Here is the video of how this guy from Kawasaki moves Pringles boxes around:
Not to be outdone though, we were mesmerized by a robot superstar from the Swiss company Staubli. Here is the video showing what that robot can do with a few tic tac boxes:
If all this seems futuristic and wild to you… well, we feel the same way. And if this gets you thinking about how the manufacturing industry (and manufacturing jobs) will be affected by all these new technologies… well, we were wondering the same thing.
Click here to read a recent article from MIT on this topic.