Collaborative robot safety

What does cobot mean?

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 is the difference between a robot and a collaborative robot?

In simple terms, collaborative robots are designed to work alongside human employees, while industrial robots do work in place of those employees. Collaborative robots are also more easily programmable than industrial robots because they are capable of “learning” on the job.

What are collaborative robots used for?

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.​

Common collaborative robot applications

  • Pick and Place

  • Machine Tending

  • Packaging and Palletising

  • Process Tasks

  • Finishing Tasks

  • Quality Inspection

Collaborative Robots