Man and machine: The new collaborative workplace of the future



“Since 2010, vehicle production in the United States has increased by an average of about 16 percent annually because of industrial robots, according to Bastian Solutions. One recent study in the UK, which analyzed the use of industrial robots over a 14-year period across manufacturing industries in countries, including the United States, found that labor productivity grew each year.”

“Upwards of 1,000 robots can be found in a modern [auto] assembly plant,” said Jay Baron, CEO of the Center for Automotive Research. These machines do things like attach doors, apply paint and load engines. “Without this automation, our factories would have been obsolete a long time ago. Automation is necessary for safety, quality and productivity.”

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Date: 10/31/2016
Author: Andrew Zaleski
Link to Article: The New Collaborative Workplace of the Future