"A handful of upper-assembling machines that can work at 20 times the pace of human workers."

Robots can make shirts and shoes way faster than humans


Thu, Aug 31st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Automation is starting to make t-shirts and shoes, at a rate 17 to 20 times faster than a human worker. The goal is to move production centres away from Asia and bring them closer to consumers.

Pretty much every company that makes physical objects is interested in automation. Robotic arms have been doing much of the labor in car factories for years, and Amazon sponsors an annual contest to get academics to make robots smart enough to pick up objects they’ve never seen before. For Grabit, the partnership with Nike shows its work is catching the eye of the world’s more prominent apparel companies.



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