Cyborg: Manufacturing the Man-Machine

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By Lijee Philip and Shelley Singh

On shop floors, it’s still cheaper to employ humans but automation is the only way out for the more complex, hazardous tasks

Mechanization in manufacturing is directly proportional to job complexity. That apart, hazardous tasks—exposing humans to chemicals or physical dangers—are more likely to be done by robots than humans.

A robot that paints a car, tests its chassis or welds parts is a mechanical helper of humans that is capable of

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