Robots are no longer the object of science fiction; they are here, capable and doing productive and valuable work in manufacturing . Collaborative robots arrived 5 years ago to kick off a revolution in automation. Safe enough to work alongside humans, capable of performing tasks in the variable and sometimes chaotic world of real-world manufacturing and easy to train, these robots drew a lot of attention from media, pundits and educators.
It’s been just over three years since the Chinese government announced its Made in China 2025 [MiC2025] initiative to re-boot its manufacturing sector with a focus on quality over volume. With China set to become the largest user of robots in its manufacturing operations, we are, of course, paying close attention to what’s happening in the market. There’s a lot, in fact. In the race to apply smart, collaborative robots in manufacturing, the Chinese are all in.
Not a day goes by without something crossing my screen about the transformation of manufacturing. Or the 4th Industrial Revolution. Or advanced manufacturing. Whatever we call it, we can’t ignore that something – something big – is happening in manufacturing. I have to wonder though, in all the hype about innovation – from the cloud to robots and additive technologies – if it’s not time to reboot how we measure the value of technology.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".