Five early robots that transformed the auto industry
As automotive manufacturers and suppliers take advantage of cheaper, better-skilled robots, we take a look at some early precursors.
In the 1950s, engineers began developing technology that would forever change the labor-intensive automotive industry by lifting the burden of often cumbersome and dangerous jobs from humans. The following five robots may sound comically limited in scope and utility now, but they marked the dawn of a new era in auto manufacturing. - Shiraz Ahmed