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NPR’s Marketplace: Ned Hill identifies status on robots during COVID-19

The manufacturing sector lost 1.3 million jobs in April.

But a light at the end of the tunnel may be appearing this month, as U.S. businesses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic begin to tentatively reopen.

So, what might we expect as manufacturers attempt to rebound while considering new production challenges, such as re-establishing safe work environments?

Ned Hill, a faculty member within the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University, shared his thoughts on the future of manufacturing with NPR reporter Mitchell Hartman.

Listen to the piece on NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report here. (1:25)

Hill is a professor in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and College of Engineering, hired through the university’s Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability Discovery Theme, operated by the Institute for Materials Research (IMR).

Story by Mike Huson, IMR Public Relations
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