Collaborative robotics - history and recent trends

Today cobots represent the fastest growing segment of industrial robotics. Here Sophie Hand traces a brief history of collaborative robots and looks into the most promising future developments in the industry.

Robots or Cobots: Which to Choose?

Today's plant managers are faced with a dearth of automation technologies but it's not always obvious what will work best. There is rarely, if ever, a one-size-fits-all approach.

What is Machine Vision?

Machine vision is used in a variety of industrial processes, such as material inspection, object recognition, pattern recognition, electronic component analysis, along with the recognition of signatures, optical characters, and currency.

Cobot Market to account for 30% of Total Robot Market by 2027 - Interact Analysis

New 2019 cobot market report from Interact Analysis reveals: • The growth rate of collaborative robots is leading the robotics industry • Logistics will surpass automotive to be the second largest end user of cobots by 2023, with electronics in first place • In the next five years, the fastest growing regions for collaborative robot shipments will be China and the USA

Rise and Rule of Cobots

The market for cobots has seen an exponential boost in demand; In fact, it is the fastest growing segment of industrial automation today.

Intelligent Robot Vision Solutions for Your Industry 4.0 Processes

Vision systems from SICK enable flexible automation for positioning, inspection, and measurement tasks. It also promotes the use of collaborative robots or "cobots" as a means to effective and safe human-robot collaboration.

Robot Modularity - Q&A with Víctor Mayoral, CEO of Acutronic Robotics

Machines should be built out of the most appropriate hardware for each particular purpose. And that's where modular robots deliver a big advantage. In modular robotics you just choose the best hardware including the H-ROS technology and built the robot.

Talking Automate 2019 with Universal Robots

Booth #7154 - Our booth features four different application clusters for machine tending, packaging, assembly and processing. We chose to focus on these applications as they are currently experiencing a significant demand for cobot automation.

Benefits of Collaborative Robots

It is true that a collaborative robot is designed to work without additional physical guarding like fencing. But the robot is rarely a lone component in a system.

SICK is taking safety to the next level with collaborative robot systems

There is an increasing demand for collaborative robots that can work autonomously and adapt to changing production conditions. This requires reliable sensors that detect human presence and can overcome future challenges with the development of collaborative technologies.

OMRON Showcases The Harmony Between Humans And Machines With The Largest, Most Advanced Interactive Exhibit Of AI, Robotics & Automation At CES 2019

Global technology leader returns with AI-equipped table tennis tutor and a glimpse at the factory floor of the near-future, in which humans and machines work collaboratively

Universal Robots Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Selling the World's First Commercially Viable Collaborative Robot

Universal Robots marks a decade of pioneering collaborative robots, now the fastest-growing segment of industrial automation. The company is poised for continued growth as its cobots continue to lower the automation barrier within a wide range of industries.

Choose Your Cobot Vacuum Gripper Wisely

Plug-and-play cobots offer a perfect transition from manual handling or assembly to more automated operations. But, it is important to choose one with a powerful and safe grip!

Google parent to pull plug on bipedal robot development

The company is expected to dissolve the project later this year and relocate employees involved in development to other departments within Alphabet or help them find jobs elsewhere.

Creating a Collaborative Humanoid Robot

The goal of our project is to create a dual-arm collaborative robot with a humanoid shape entirely designed, made, and built at Polytechnique Montreal (Canada).

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