Project Description

Advances in Small-Scale Manufacturing

Peggy and Joshua Peschel, assistant professor, agriculture and biosystems engineering, Iowa State University, says some of the most interesting things going on are with small-scale manufacturing—and these manufacturers need to have access to AI (artificial intelligence) and robotics. He explains it is important because it is going to allow them to get into some new and different markets. He adds that technology companies should not price out the small manufacturers because those are the ones who could benefit from it the most. He adds that there are issues that are both upstream and downstream. For example, everyone is interested in shipping and is looking for the next Uber of shipping.