Experts explain how robotics and Industry 4.0 will reshape U.S. factories, the manufacturing workforce, and the way that companies do business. GM installed the first industrial robot on their factory floor in 1961. Ever since then, manufacturers have benefitted from the use of these mechanical workers that do not get tired, do not get injured, … Continued
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