Installing a cobot safely requires a detailed risk assessment. Consideration should be given to the risks that may occur during the cobots cycle, its movements and the human interaction
Cobot comes from the term collaborative robot, sometimes referred to as human robot collaboration.
It is a robot intended to work alongside humans in a shared workspace.
What does cobot mean?
What is the difference between a robot and cobot?
In simple terms, cobots are designed to work alongside human employees, while industrial robots do work in place of those employees.
Cobots are also more easily programmable than industrial robots because they are capable of “learning” on the job.
The collaborative robot market is huge and continually growing. A collaborative robot is designed to work with people, not replace them! Dirty, unsafe, boring, monotonous or repetitive tasks can be performed by the cobot so that employees can concentrate on other tasks.
What are collaborative robots used for?
Common collaborative robot applications
Pick and Place
Packaging and Palletising
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