Ford’s ever-smarter robots are rushing up the meeting line

Ford is adding artificial intelligence to its robotic assembly lines.

Enlarge / Ford is including synthetic intelligence to its robotic meeting strains.

In 1913, Henry Ford revolutionized car-making with the primary shifting meeting line, an innovation that made piecing collectively new autos quicker and extra environment friendly. Some hundred years later, Ford is now utilizing synthetic intelligence to eke extra pace out of as we speak’s manufacturing strains.

At a Ford Transmission Plant in Livonia, Mich., the station the place robots assist assemble torque converters now features a system that makes use of AI to study from earlier makes an attempt find out how to wiggle the items into place most effectively. Inside a big security cage, robotic arms wheel round greedy round items of metallic, every concerning the diameter of a dinner plate, from a conveyor and slot them collectively.

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