Mercedes Chose Humans Over Robots In Their Workforce.


Sure we’ve heard of how people have been “let go” from their places of work and being replaced  by robots, that has been one fear in the hearts of many; robots taking over the work force. But while that is happening in some companies, Mercedes-Benz is replacing some of its high tech workers (robots) with regular humans. This is because it seems robots cannot cope with some individual specifications that the automaker offers on its S-Class sedans.

Robots can’t deal with the degree of individualization and the many variants that we have today, we’re saving money and safeguarding our future by employing more people.

Markus Schaefar
Company's head of production.

Many companies are replacing people with robotic devices , a survey was released today by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), it stated that 1.3 million of the industrial robots will be in use by 2018. As a matter of fact, the number of those robots had risen to about 43% in a year between 2013 and 2014. Nevertheless, in the process of Mercedes’ expansion and sophistication on its vehicles, the robots which are suited or have been programmed to only do a specific job cannot adapt to new changes and tasks. Schaefer also explained that the robots can’t work with all the different options and keep pace with changes that comes up, as the variety is too much to take on for the machines.

robots at work

robots at work

The robots won’t be “laid off” or parked behind glass by Mercedes-Benz but will work alongside humans, although, Mercedes, BMW and Audi are already working on sensor -parked robots that could safely work hand in hand with their real life colleagues.

Mercedes isn’t the only one doing this, BMW and Volkswagen are also reportedly currently testing robots that can work alongside people.

Mercedes-Benz is a German automobile manufacturer. The brand is known for luxury automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. The headquarters of Mercedes-Benz is in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Mercedes-Benz is one of the most recognized automotive brands worldwide and goes with the slogan “The Best or Nothing” .

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