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New Wave of Adept Robots Is Changing Global Industry

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Tesla factory, Fremont, Calif.

While the many robots in auto factories typically perform only one function, in the new Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif., a robot might do up to four: welding, riveting, bonding and installing a component.

Credit: Paul Sakuma/Associated Press

At the Philips Electronics factory on the coast of China, hundreds of workers use their hands and specialized tools to assemble electric shavers. That is the old way.

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