AI How tech is changing Michigan’s manufacturing future By Stateside Staff • Jul 11, 2019 Unsplash Listen Listening... / 18:06 Stateside's conversations with Darrell M. West, and Mike Coast and Sandy Baruah A majority of Americans see manufacturing as vital to the country's economy, but much fewer are confident about its future. That's according to a new survey from the Brookings Institute. Robot hired to greet visitors in Ottawa County administration building By Dustin Dwyer • Dec 31, 2018 flickr.com/mattwieve / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Ottawa County will have a new robot guide in the county building starting in January. The robot will go by the name Tracey. Tracey has a digital face. It can talk and respond to questions, and display information on a large touch screen.