CoBots Safer for Humans to Work With Collaboratively than Industrial Robots

Published by , September 17, 2018 12:35 pm

(ZDNet) Industrial robots on the factory floor that hoist heavy payloads and move them around at high speeds are so dangerous that they need to be kept in separate work-cells away from human workers. The problem is the very strength and speed and precision that makes industrial robots so powerful also makes them extremely dangerous.
One solution to this problem is cobots–one of the fastest growing segments of the robotics market. A cobot is a robot that is designed to work collaboratively alongside humans. Cobots are safer than industrial robots because they are less powerful. Experts believe they have transformed industry while acknowledging the physical limitations since workers simply can’t move a big object far or fast with a cobot.

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