Riley Merkel, Contributor
October 22, 2012 | 2 Comments
An automotive assembly line undoubtedly brings up the image of hundreds of people doing the same task by hand over and over. There’s some machinery involved, but for the most part, it’s a man-driven enterprise. That’s not the case with Tesla Motors’ factory in Fremont, Calif. Large, single-armed robots perform a variety of tasks by switching between four tools as their “hand.” This kind of system could mean greater efficiency, but raises the potential of the auto industry shuttering more jobs for robot workers.