Robots

Robot sales to N.A. auto industry at record level

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Sales of robots to North America's auto industry are hitting record levels as manufacturers assign them more sophisticated tasks that they couldn't handle a decade ago. Their biggest improvement is vision....
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Magna CEO sees smart robots shifting parts output away from China

11:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

The falling cost of intelligent robots may help repatriate some auto production away from low-cost locations like China back to factories in Germany and North America, Magna International CEO Donald Walker says....
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PLANT LIFE: PART 2

Honda's factory fix: Robots

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Honda's Alabama assembly plant replaces one of the industry's most innovative engine lines with enough automation to brace for the future....
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Robot orders surge as vehicle output climbs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

In a bid to keep pace with rising production, automakers and suppliers are ordering record numbers of robots. Last year, companies ordered 17,678 automotive robots in North America, up 45 percent from 2013, said the Robotic Industries Association. Manufacturers are hustling to boost output now that annual North American light-vehicle production is topping 17 million units....
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