Friday, May 19, 2017

Then and now on the automobile assembly line

Then.  (No audio.  A moment of silence for a more 'hands-on' assembly line.)


A Robot Revolution, This Time in China.  (The New York Times, 5/12/2017)
1400 human workers, according to the video.  At Ford’s newest car assembly plant in Hangzhou in east-central China, at least 650 robots, resembling huge, white-necked vultures, bob and weave to assemble the steel structures of utility vehicles and midsize sedans. Workers in blue uniforms and helmets still do some of the welding, but much of the process has been automated.

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