Shadow Robot builds hands for robots

'If you employ somebody and they put on a pair of gloves to do their job,' says Shadow Robot's managing director Rich Walker, 'then we think it is worth looking at whether a robot can do some of that job instead.'

'The idea was to make money, not fill up the factory with automation'

In part 2 of our interview DFM pioneer Sandy Munro talks about the evolution from Design for Automation (DFA) to Lean Design. 'When we moved into computerization of all this stuff, all of a sudden we could take on an aeroplane.'

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