The collaborative application of robotics enables humans and robots to safely and effectively work together in an uncaged environment, with no risk of injuries/damages. Collaborative robots (cobots) were designed with multiple advanced sensors, software, and EOATs that help them swiftly and easily detect and adapt to any sort of intrusion into its work envelope.
Cobots typically have a rounder shape without any pinch points and internalized wires and motors. They also have the ability to detect any abnormal force applied to their joints while in motion. These robots can be programmed to respond immediately by stopping or reversing positions when they come into any sort of human contact.
In addition, programming and integration is made simpler as they can be hand guided. This means a worker can show the positions/paths that are desired of the robot and they will immediately repeat them.
Overall, the collaborative robotics movement is able to improve application functionality, while also decreasing the amount of space necessary for a robotic unit. This collaborative technology is offering huge advantages to businesses, production lines, and workers.