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Robots Ride to the Rescue Where Workers Can't Be Found


Human workers and robots

At Linet, most welding, cutting, painting and molding functions were automated a decade ago. Thirty industrial robots do the work of up to 200 people. But that doesn't offset the need for humans.

Credit: Milan Bures for The New York Times

When Zbynek Frolik needed new employees to handle surging orders at his cavernous factories in central Bohemia, he fanned advertisements across the Czech Republic. But in a prosperous economy where nearly everyone had work, there were few takers.

From The New York Times
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