Nypro hopes humanoid robots kickstart reshoring


One of America's largest injection molders thinks a humanoid robot may be one of the keys to advancing a reshoring of manufacturing jobs to the United States.

Nypro recently tested a newly developed Rethink robot and is taking delivery next month of one the first $22,000 units to roll off the assembly line in New Hampshire. "Many more may be on the way," Al Cotton, a spokesman for Nypro, told PlasticsToday.

"The Rethink robots will not be used to replace existing robots," said Cotton. "They will be used to perform unsafe jobs or repeatable tasks. The beauty of them is that they are so safe they can be placed right next to a worker."...
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