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The manufacturing conglomerate reported its 2020 second-quarter financial results and provided an update on production forecasts for its respirators that have become a crucial staple of the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 3M produced nearly 800 million respirators in the first half of 2020, with about half of them distributed in the U.S., primarily to healthcare professionals and FEMA.
Dr. Prasad Akella, CEO and founder of Drishti and one of the pioneers of cobot technology at General Motors, sat down with Thomas Insights to discuss how AI, machine learning, and advanced robotics will safely amplify workers’ capabilities while still enhancing their value within manufacturing facilities.