Thursday July 14, 2016

Ford Testing The Use Of Collaborative Robots

You know that annoying guy you normally have to work with? He's being replaced by a robot. One year from today: You know that annoying guy that works with a robot? The robot has eliminated him.

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Ford is touting the use of collaborative robots, or co-bots, for use on its assembly lines. The trial is happening at Ford's assembly plant in Cologne, Germany. Ford is forming experiments to test more automation and data science in manufacturing. Co-bots are being used to help workers fit shock absorbers in Fiesta cars. The robots and humans team up for accuracy, strength, and dexterity. Robots are used to lift and position shock absorbers into a wheel arch. A button is pushed to complete the installation.