Go to Top

Tag Archives

Tag Archives: collaborative robots

Robots can help reduce 35% of work days lost to injury

Source: Robohub What’s the biggest benefit for using collaborative robots? It’s not better efficiency. It’s not the extra hours the robot can work in a shift. It’s not even having improved consistency across your product. Whilst these are all great bonuses the biggest benefit of robots is their impact on reducing workplace injury. Workplace injury is an issue that affects millions of workers worldwide, each year. It costs businesses billions in revenue. Although …Read More

Co-bots bring Industry 4.0 to Ford’s German plant

Source: The Machinist Are first being used to help workers fit shock absorbers to Fiesta cars. More than 100 years after the first cars rolled off Henry Ford’s pioneering assembly line, Ford Motor Company is breaking new ground in the way workers and robots are collaborating to manufacture vehicles. New collaborative robots, also known as co-bots, are first being used to help workers fit shock absorbers to Fiesta cars, a …Read More

Food industry palletizing cobot with vision system works in tight quarters

Source: Universal Robots Watch video Norwegian meat producer Nortura needed to optimize palletizing, but with limited floor space and a tight budget. A UR10 robot with a ceiling-mounted vision system provided a cost-effective and high-performance palletizing system in one-fifth of the space typically required. If no pallet is present, the floor space is available for other processes. Challenge Typical palletizing robots require a large fixed cell with safety caging that …Read More

This Cloud-Enabled Robot Could Be Your Next Coworker

Source: PSFK The further experts hypothesize about the future of our workforce, the more we find ourselves talking about robots and automation. Whilst the prospect of technical unemployment remains a very dire reality for some occupations, there is one startup that is looking to give the future of robotics and animation a collaborative boost. Tend.ai is a cloud-based solution aimed to assist with machine tending processes. The idea behind Tend.ai is …Read More

What Makes Collaborative Robots Ergonomic?

Source: Robotiq We talk about collaborative robots being “ergonomic” but what do we really mean? In this post we introduce the basics of ergonomics and find out how ergonomic principles are applied to the design of collaborative robots. We also find out that there’s more to cobot ergonomics than first meets the eye. Look at most of the popular collaborative robots and you will notice some similarities: smooth links, rounded corners, …Read More

Manipulation Tasks Using Shared Autonomy: Optimus Robot (MIT)

Source: CPDArobotics This video demonstrates the Optimus Robot performing manipulation tasks using shared autonomy. A human operator performs the task planning with assisted perception and assisted motion planning. The robot has no previous knowledge about the tasks and objects have no fiducials. Only on-board sensing is used (no sensors external to the robot). Robot motion is shown 1X and no robot motion has been edited. Planning actions are shown on …Read More

Robots At Work: A Look At Robot Safety (infographic)

Source: Robotic Industries Association With the proliferation of industrial robots in the workplace, robot safety is something of which all companies should be mindful. Learn how OSHA safety regulations came to be as we break down some of the industry’s largest milestones. No matter where you fall in the supply chain: supplier, system integrator, educator or user, the robotics industry can be prone to a number of specific types of …Read More

Co-bots collaborate with humans on Ford Fiesta assembly line

Source: Engineering and Technology Magazine Workers at Ford’s production plant in Cologne, Germany, now have some new colleagues assisting them on the Fiesta assembly line: collaborative robots. The collaborative robots, known as co-bots, are working directly alongside human workers, helping to fit shock absorbers to Fiesta cars. The task requires pinpoint accuracy, strength and a high level of dexterity, so the Ford human employees work hand in hand with the …Read More

DHL runs warehouse pilot with collaborative robots

Source: Institution of Mechanical Engineers Two robots supported the pickers by carrying the weight and automatically dropping off the orders once fully loaded DHL has successfully run a pilot test including robot technology for collaborative automated order picking at its warehouse in Unna, Germany. The robot, called EffiBOT from the French start-up Effidence, is a fully automated trolley that follows pickers through the warehouse and takes care of most of …Read More

FourByThree at AUTOMATICA trade fair 2016 (press release)

FourByThree will present its innovative approach to the production and design of modular, safe and efficient collaborative robots for industrial settings. The European project FourByThree will be present at Automatica trade fair in Munich, June 21 to 24, 2016. FourByThree will display the most relevant components of the modular, safe and efficient robotic solutions that are being developed within the project. The first hardware kit and a 5 DoF robotic …Read More