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The Economist

The future lies in automation

The future lies in automation

  • abril 06, 2017
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The Economist

The future lies in automation

Factories of the future can be summed up in a single image: a hybrid assembly line where shiny Japanese robots are mingling with human workers.

Peter Guarraia, a partner with Bain & Company, explains that the big global trend in factory automation is “co-bots”: robots designed to collaborate safely with workers. They will look out for people and can be programmed by line workers.