Don't be surprised by the diminutive greeter that welcomes you to some Honda dealerships in Japan. Four-foot tall Asimo is the latest version of a humanoid robot developed by the automaker. This incarnation will recognize people it's seen before and respond to hand commands. The would-be android can also link to the Internet to provide information such as weather reports.
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
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