Factory Bomb Threat; Boeing 'Delusional'; Cracks in Space Station | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 35

Also on the podcast, Amazon's new robot dog, amateur astronauts face broken space toilet, electric van maker runs into trouble and problems with autonomous weapons.

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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Amazon Unveils 'Jetsons'-Like Roaming Robot for the Home

This week, Amazon unveiled Astro, a robot dog designed for your home.

An Autonomous Robot May Have Already Killed People

According to a recent United Nations Security Council report, autonomous weapon systems may have killed human beings for the first time ever last year.

Lonely Lover Triggers Plant Evacuation with Bomb Threats

Last week, a woman in Maine called in a pair of bomb threats at Puritan Medical Products because she wanted to spend more time with her boyfriend, a company employee. 

Cracks Found on International Space Station

Cracks have been spotted on the International Space Station and no one knows how they got there. 

Airline Exec Calls Boeing Pricing 'Delusional'

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary says talks broke down because Boeing was “delusional” and had "unjustified and inexplicable" demands.

In Case You Missed It

Toilet Troubles Triggered Alarm on SpaceX Mission

In September, SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission sent four civilians into orbit. It was inspiring, but it also meant that, if any problems arose, the amateurs would be on their own to fix it. And a problem came up, with the toilet. 

California 1st to Require Hourly Wages in Garment Industry

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday approved what he termed a “nation-leading” law requiring the garment industry to pay workers by the hour instead of for each piece of clothing they produce.

Electric Van Maker Issues Recall, Halts Deliveries

Workhorse Group has recalled its newly released van and suspended further deliveries.

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