Smart Gripper for Small Collaborative Robots

With the growth and proliferation of collaborative robots, there has become an increased need for a wide variety of grippers and end effectors in general. One of the more challenging applications is for automated gauging and measurement of small parts.

What You Need to Know to Work With a Collaborative Robot System

Each of the four types of collaborative robot operation permit varying amounts of interaction between people and robots. Based on the risk assessment, each type will also allow you to remove a portion or all of the safety fencing.

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.

Universal Robots Continues to Dominate Cobot Market but Faces Many Challengers

We identified more than 30 vendors that are currently marketing over 80 cobot models, and we expect this number to grow. More than 80 percent of collaborative robot suppliers generated less than $10m in revenues last year.

Majority of Exhibitors at North America's Largest Manufacturing Show Pick Universal Robots for Collaborative Robot Applications

With more than 20 exhibitors at IMTS choosing collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots for their show applications, the Danish robotics pioneer will be the number #1 cobot on display

Sawyer Goes Mobile for Researchers

With seven degrees of freedom in its arm - and its new mobility platform - Sawyer SDK with Clearpaths Ridgeback platform enables researchers to deploy the robot to a wide range of tasks, providing the flexibility needed to test various projects.

Robotics Advanced Research Alliance - Universities and Corporations

The project -which incorporates machine learning, teleoperation, and human-robot collaboration-- demonstrates what happens when you combine AUBO Robotics' commitment to building symbiotic alliances among researchers and research institutions with robotics specialists

YuMi ®: The World's First Truly Collaborative Dual Arm Robot

Pioneering an inherently safe solution for automating small parts assembly with human coworkers by redefining human-robot collaboration through a unique integration of components, speed, agility and motion control

ABB Robotics hosts over 1,600 guests at its United States Robot Factory opening and Customer Days 2015 events

Auburn Hills, MI becomes the third worldwide manufacturing location for ABB robots; Customer Days featured over 55 live robotic demos and 53 technical training seminars

ABB launches YuMi and acquires gomTec

ABB leapt into the collaborative robotics space at the Hannover Messe trade show by launching their two-armed YuMi robot and simultaneously announcing their acquisition of German startup gomTec

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