Robots on a production line are nothing new … but this one’s really special. It’s one of the first in the
world to work hand-in-hand with assembly line staff at a car factory. The device is so clever it learns
how to help you on the job … thanks to high-tech sensors that can
feel when you’re standing next to it. Although it can be programmed
to do anything, from make a coffee … to give you a head massage, at the moment it’s used by Ford workers to lift and position heavy parts on new Fiestas. They’ve only been installed at
two workstations for a short time, but they’re already part of the team. More than 100 years after Henry Ford
invented the moving production line the mini Robots aren’t replacing people. They’re helping them get more jobs done … faster and making it fun! Ford is reviewing extending
use of collaborative robots at other facilities worldwide.