Reporting Category: Construction and Manufacturing Standard: 7.3 - Describe the advantages of using robotics in the automation of manufacturing processes (e.g., increased production, improved quality, safety).
An automobile manufacturer is considering the use of robotics to paint new cars.
Provide one reason why using robots to paint cars might increase production compared with using human workers.
Identify and explain two other reasons, besides an increase in production, for choosing robots instead of human workers to paint cars.
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The response demonstrates a thorough understanding of the advantages of using robotics. The response provides one reason why it is more productive to use robots instead of human workers, and identifies and explains two other reasons for choosing robots instead of human workers to paint cars.