Many people are along the lines of thinking that Covid-19 has indirectly made a case for using automation. Instead, automation has already been on it’s way and the pandemic just expedited the process. While automation can replace some human manual labor, the need for engineers who can program these complex systems still exists. It also takes human intelligence to be able to pivot the CNC manufacturing pipelines to make different products such as ventilator parts.
- Automation alone cannot address or respond to all of the complex and unpredictable situations that can arise in manufacturing.
- There was already a pronounced trend towards investment in automation, and COVID will not halt this trend.
- Automation should not be viewed as a replacement for humans, but rather as a way to enhance human productivity.
“What the crisis really has made the case for is not automation, not directly, but people.”
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