September 19, 2013      

In addition to trendsetting automobile design, Volkswagen has set a newer trend when it comes to manufacturing: co-worker robots building engines side-by-side with human workers. Actually, it?s not so much a trend as it is the first sign of a paradigm shift in the auto industry.

Ever since the world?s first industrial robot, the Unimate, debuted in GM?s Temstedt plant in Trenton, NJ in 1961, the traditional role for robots in car plants has always been one of working in isolation or in groups, ...

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