Robots

Toyota's future manufacturing plans see humans replacing robots

2:33 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Toyota’s next step forward in manufacturing is counter-intuitive in an age of automation: Humans are taking the place of machines in plants across Japan so workers can develop new skills and figure out ways to improve production lines and the car-building process.... Read More »

 

Chrysler assembly plant gets Fiat paint shop

Aug. 23, 2013 06:01 CET
The merging of Chrysler and Fiat manufacturing systems will take a step forward early next year when a 935,000-square-foot (86,865-square-meter) paint shop opens at Chrysler's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit.... Read More »

 

Chrysler assembly plant gets Fiat paint shop

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
The merging of Chrysler and Fiat manufacturing systems will take a step forward early next year when a 935,000-square-foot paint shop opens at Chrysler's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit.... Read More »

 

Suppliers are snapping up smaller robots to boost productivity, reduce worker strain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
North American suppliers are on a pace to boost robot purchases 22 percent to a record 7,872 units this year.... Read More »

 

North American automotive robot sales slip 5% through June

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
Although robot sales in North America reached a record high this year through June, automotive robot sales slid 5 percent from the year-ago period, according to the Robotic Industries Association.... Read More »

 

HANS GREIMEL

Honda's little radiation-proof robot does nuke duty

8:58 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
In the highly radioactive crucible of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, there are simply some areas too hot and hazardous for humans to venture for cleanup. Now, Honda is parlaying its expertise in robotics into a helping hand.... Read More »

 

Robots take the wheel for Ford road tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2013
Making sure vehicles are "built Ford tough" has become too tough on the test drivers whose job involves putting thousands of bone-jarring, teeth-rattling, mind-numbing miles on new models. So Ford has started giving some of that work to replacements who don't need breaks: robots.... Read More »

 

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