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In Indiana’s Elkhart County, and especially in the RV industry, there’s a lot of vacant jobs that need filled. As reported by WNDU, that’s a problem that robots can come in to help.

“What we’re looking to help do is eliminate some of the dull boring tasks that people don’t want to come to work and do every day,” Universal Robots Sales Development Manager Andrew Jones said.

By giving the robot the menial job of placing a single part, or moving one thing after another, focus can come off the labor shortage and into things that deserve thought and time. And now is the time to push robots to mid level factories because they’re getting cheaper and cheaper.

“Roughly $25,000 to $45,000 depending on the business and the size of the bot,” Jones said. “That’s basically just one year of pay for a normal employee. A lot of times, less than that. A lot of times you find the return on investment can be six to eight months.”

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