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German plants present a big maintenance challenge

Ford Motor Comp.'s (F) German robotics engineers are seldom idle.  While the company's assembly robots are generally robust, quite often an ailing automaton will pop up at a plant.

The automaker has 980 robots at its various German plants, including the manufacturing facility in Niehl, Cologne, Germany.  These robots are responsible for producing around 1,600 cars a day and are working non-stop 24 hours a day.

In its new video Ford introduces viewers to engineer and "robot doctor" Gerd Zech.  Mr. Zech muses, "Every day is a new challenge with new problems to be solved.  In emergencies, for example when an assembly line stands still because of a defective robot, we all march out. Then we are the 'production’s emergency service'."


Ford released the new video in honor of National Robotics Week.

Source: YouTube



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Suddenly triaging my car makes sense.
By Azethoth on 4/30/2013 10:33:00 PM , Rating: 2
I have been perplexed with a new commercial where some tool is all like "I came in to the dealership and she [the mechanic] triaged my car right away".

It was all just pure stupid until this article and the follow up article: "Cars are people too my friend".




By spamreader1 on 5/8/2013 4:16:23 PM , Rating: 2
People shouldn't anthropomorphize cars, they don't like it...


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