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Even With Robots, Manufacturers Need The Human Touch #ManufacturingMonday

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Check out this recent story from NPR on how robotics and humans are working together in auto manufacturing.

obots have revolutionized auto manufacturing, making plants safer and products more reliable — and reducing the number of people involved in the process. But walk inside a modern auto plant, and you’ll quickly realize that robots have hardly replaced the human touch — at least, not in some areas.

Volvo’s car plant in Ridgeville, S.C., which opened last year, provides an object lesson. The facility produces the S60, a luxury sedan, for the U.S. market as well as for export.

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