Mfg Min Recap: Vehicle Recall Spike; Softer, Squishier Robots

This week, we look at the connection between auto plant operations and vehicle recalls as well as octupus-like robots that can stretch, squeeze and grip.

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This week, we look at the connection between auto plant operations and vehicle recalls as well as octupus-like robots that can stretch, squeeze and grip. Check out this week's Manufacturing Minute Recap. 

Curbing The Spike In Vehicle Recalls

In this episode, studies find that factories consistently running on overtime translate to a 300 percent increase in recalls. Learn more about the findings here:

Building Softer, Squishier Robots

In this episode, a new breed of robot made of soft, flexible materials that can stretch to accommodate diverse new tasks. Take a look at the concepts in action here: 

SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

What can automakers do to keep productivity up, but reduce recall risk? Will "squishy" robots become more mainstream than their stiff metal counterparts?

Email us or leave your comments below. 

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