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Graham Immerman
April 18, 2018

Automation World reported on The Newest Robotics in Car Manufacturing. Many of these robots drastically improve safety for auto manufacturing employees. They quoted Dan Grieshaber from General Motors saying, "An exoskeleton can actually support my body and distribute that load. It’s helping me stay safer, but also helping me perform my job in an easier way." Robots can do great things for a manufacturing floor - especially when they are monitored in real time. 

The Newest Robotics in Car ManufacturingSource: http://www.automationworld.com

The automotive industry is not new to the world of robotics. Since the 1960s, car manufacturers have pioneered the use of industrial robots, and automotive-related orders of industrial robotics really took off in the 1980s. But automotive manufacturers are beginning to embrace a whole new world of robotics—for tasks beyond welding and painting—that includes collaborative robots, drones, exoskeletons and other advanced technologies. Read More

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