Robots help bicycle factory move from China to U.S.

Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA) is moving skilled manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. from China by leveraging robotic automation. Wage increases in China and advances in automation efficiency make BCA's new factory in South Carolina immediately cost competitive with China. In the future, this U.S. cost advantage will continue to increase.

2018-11-26T14:10:02+00:00November 26th, 2018|Cobot Market Trends, Economic Development|

Robots will take old jobs and create new ones, says World Economic Forum

This Robotics & Automation article summarizes a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) focused on robots and jobs. The article is very upbeat and emphasizes that low-skilled labor will be replaced by high-skilled, higher-wage jobs. Within its report titled Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All, the WEF strongly advocates for lifelong learning. Here is [...]

2018-09-17T18:05:23+00:00September 17th, 2018|Cobot Market Trends, Economic Development|

Our Story, Mission & Challenges

See the video of our story, mission and challenges as presented at One Million Cups Albuquerque. Chris Ziomek, co-founder of Build With Robots presented to a fantastic group from the Albuquerque business community. In this video, we discuss and explore options to create a CoBot-based economic engine in New Mexico.

2018-08-17T15:50:06+00:00August 17th, 2018|Economic Development, New Mexico, Partners|

Build With Robots at One Million Cups

Come see Chris Ziomek present the history and status of Build With Robots at One Million Cups Albuquerque. We will provide insight into the benefits and challenges of bringing Collaborative Robots (CoBots) to the New Mexico region. You will be able to ask questions and offer advice as part of this interactive discussion. Location: FatPipe ABQ, [...]

2018-08-11T21:46:36+00:00August 11th, 2018|Economic Development, New Mexico|

Toyota AI Ventures is Investing in Robot Startups

Toyota AI Ventures, in partnership with the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), is looking for entrepreneurs to solve problems in the areas of artificial intelligence, automated driving, and robotics. This "Call for Innovation" is designed to spur innovation in robotics, specifically mobile manipulation technologies for assistive robots that help people in and around the home. Despite advances [...]

2018-07-16T10:19:54+00:00July 16th, 2018|Economic Development, Uncategorized|

Is a Robot going to take my job?

We often get asked this question about robots and jobs. Our simple answer is "no!"... but the detailed answer is much more complex. Yes, labor is shifting to robots for many low-skill jobs, especially ones that fit the "3 Ds" of Dirty, Dangerous or Drudgery. If you live in a high-wage region like the United [...]

2018-07-10T10:10:02+00:00July 9th, 2018|Cobot Market Trends, Economic Development|

CoBots in Legendary New Mexico

Build With Robots and CoBots make an appearance on Fox/KRQE's Legendary New Mexico series as part of The Next Generation of CNM. Our partnership with CNM Ingenuity to bring CoBots to the FUSE Makerspace is helping to create leading-edge companies and a future-skilled workforce. The FUSE Makerspace is ground zero for prototype manufacturing to small [...]

2018-04-29T19:25:20+00:00April 29th, 2018|Economic Development, New Mexico, Partners, Training|

PBS NewsHour on Economic Development in New Mexico

Build With Robots makes a brief appearance in this PBS NewsHour segment on economic development initiatives within New Mexico. Our mission to incubate cobot-based business opportunities in New Mexico is part of the solution. While much of the U.S. economy is on the rebound, New Mexico remains in the dumps since the recession hit [...]

2018-05-11T08:40:26+00:00January 27th, 2018|Economic Development, New Mexico|