Reversal of robot trend


There seem to be many articles about robots replacing humans (see “robots” in tag cloud). This morning I read the article “Mercedes replaces robots with people on its assembly line” that tells how Mercedes has been replacing robots with humans.

Why? Because the robots are not flexible enough to handle the wide range of customization when building the company’s S-Class autos. Certainly this reversal is not widespread, but it does highlight those areas of manufacturing where robots, at least for now, are unable to compete with humans.

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