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Low-level and high-level control for a safe cobot

Emerging technology in human robot collaboration (HRC) has transported dreams into reality, particularly in the arena of smart lightweight robots that are transforming the lives of individuals with mobility issues, and improving the quality of daily work in many application scenario.  Direct, physical interaction between a human and a robot has potential to provide assistance (as well as rehabilitation) which can extend the human user’s physical capabilities. FourByThree represents a …Read More

Kawasaki Robotics Releases the “duAro”, a First-of-its-Kind Collaborative Robot

Source: Robotic Industries Association The next generation duAro robot is designed to work alongside humans on material handling, assembly, machine tending and dispensing applications. Kawasaki introduces the “duAro”, an innovative and collaborative robot, to the North American market to expand the breadth of applications that can efficiently and cost-effectively be automated with a robot. The dual-arm horizontal articulated robot has the flexibility to be applied to production lines with a …Read More

Human, Meet Cobot: The User Experience in Action

Source: Universal Robots Collaborative robots (“cobots”) are being adopted at unprecedented rates, due in large part to their user-friendly design. This positive user experience is no fluke. It comes as a result of in-depth research and design and ongoing testing to explore how the robots are actually being used and how they can be continuously improved. UX designer connects R&D to the real world Maren Nelson Hadar is a user …Read More

Functional prototyping at ABB Robotics

Source: Ultimaker By replacing traditional production methods with in-house solutions, 3D printing gives businesses around the world the opportunity to save time and money. ABB Robotics turned to the Ultimaker 2 Extended+ for making prototype fingers for their robot YuMi, bringing new opportunities to the company. ABB Robotics is a global leader in power and automation technologies. The company develops industrial robots for any kind of application in the automotive, …Read More

Designing a new generation of modular, flexible and collaborative robots

Through several decades of research new opportunities have emerged in automation engineering. These opportunities have led to new robotic and assistive systems that are used to arrange a clear and concise workflow for employees. These systems are used to provide important information to the operator or to aid them in the tasks of acting, sensing, and deciding. Concomitant with current market conditions, the degree of automation has been increasing. However, …Read More

El mercado de robots colaborativos, cobots, crecerá un 60% anual hasta 2022

Source: Manutención y almacenaje Rápido retorno de la inversión, precios más asequibles y aumento de la inversión en automatización, son los principales impulsores del rápido crecimiento de los robots colaborativos o cobots, para los que MarketsandMarkets pronostica un espectacular crecimiento en los próximos seis años. El mercado mundial de los robots colaborativos puede crecer un 60,04% anual entre 2016 y 2022, partiendo de un volumen de negocio de 110M$ US …Read More

Collaborative Assembly with Baxter Robot Using Kinect

Source: Robotic Gizmos In the past few months, we have covered plenty of interesting projects involving the Baxter Robot. This video shows how this robot can cooperate with humans to complete assembly tasks. The robot can pick parts and hold them in place to help the operator screw. A Kinect 2 is used for gesture and speech recognition. The code for Kinect 2 Server is available online.

Robotics and the Autonomous Supply Chain with Jim Lawton of Rethink Robotics

Source: Supply Chain Insights As we think about digital manufacturing and Supply Chain 2030, we need to rethink the robot’s role in manufacturing based on new capabilities. While traditional robots were used to replace labor, the robots of the future are able to improve the agility of the supply chain through sensing and enabling new capabilities. In this session Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews James Lawton, Chief …Read More