Turning to Tech
Auto manufacturers are continuously upping the ante on technology available on assembly lines to improve both output and quality. Humans are still fundamental to the process of course -- they're better equipped to make snap decisions and handle more complex tasks -- but machines can aid by boosting safety, ergonomics and efficiency. In fact, typical automobile factories engage several hundred robots to help get the job done.
Manifestations of this automation technology come in many forms, including ones commonly known as cobots (derived from the term "collaborative robots"). Cobots are handy helpers that assist in a diverse assortment of tasks by working in tandem with human operators. Whether it's by lifting heavy parts or moving them around the factory floor, cobots can make everything run more smoothly.