The Future of Industrial Operations

Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Natan Linder, CEO and co-founder of Tulip Interfaces, the manufacturing technology platform spun out of MIT Media Lab. They talk about fusing hardware, software and design to create new product experiences, touching on additive manufacturing, augmented reality and the manufacturing industry’s image problem.

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The takeaway is that manufacturing is about to change in ways that will make it unrecognizable from just a decade ago. In the process, it will become sexy again. Robots will do many tasks but humans will, in turn take on other, even more fulfilling tasks. The key is to make technology seamless and unobtrusive, which is not easy.

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