Robots Will Make More Robots at ABB’s New China Factory
SHANGHAI—At ABB’s new factory here, robots will be manufacturing even more robots.
ABB’s YuMi robots, which are designed to function safely in tandem with human workers, will be deployed on the new factory’s assembly line to “allow close collaboration on many of the small parts assembly tasks needed to manufacture an ABB robot.”
The factory will cost $150 million to build and is slated to become fully operational by the end of 2020.
ABB says it will be the world’s most advanced robotics factory, and will “combine connected digital technologies, state-of-the-art collaborative robotics and cutting-edge artificial intelligence research to create the most sophisticated, automated and flexible Factory of the Future.”