Far from a novelty, robots reach deeper into industry in Hanover | DW | 24.04.2018

Step into Hall 17, and you'll see them everywhere — big ones lifting car tires and pallets, small ones working with smartphone batteries, sorting tiles or even picking up and moving golf balls like chicken eggs. Robots are eye-catching but hardly a novelty at the Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial exposition. Deployed regularly in large and small assembly lines, they've become a permanent part of an increasingly automated production process.