Cobots, or collaborative robots, are a new generation robot and are designed to work with humans in a common workplace to complete a variety of production or storage tasks.
Cobots cover a wide range of applications and can work almost anywhere in a factory as they are programmed and installed very quickly while in most cases they do not require specialized training.
Unlike traditional industrial robots, which are usually much larger in size and capacity and are designed to operate independently and in isolation from humans in enclosed enclosures, Cobots work next to humans while no infrastructure is required in fences or safety bars!
Investing in a Cobot system improves productivity and overall competitive advantage of the business while depreciation is immediate, usually 1-2 years.
Cobots can work almost anywhere in production or storage as they are suitable for a wide range of applications, while their planning and installation is extremely fast.
The installation and programming of collaborative robots is very easy, while in most cases no specialized training is required.
Cobots are robots designed to work with humans in a common workplace. That is why the safety standards that accompany them are very strict, while no infrastructure is required in fences or safety bars!
Collaborative robots will be one of the key technologies in Industry 5.0 where while maintaining the benefits of automation, people will return to production lines in a common space with robots and a common goal of increasing the company's competitive advantage. They have a "package" of intelligence and connectivity: artificial intelligence, 2D / 3D cameras, sensors, spatial orientation and the ability to send and receive data in real time.
Boring, repetitive and dangerous tasks are performed by the cobot, allowing the person to focus on more important and creative tasks. This has a positive effect on the feeling of professional satisfaction, self-efficacy and overall commitment to the employee in the company.
Robots increase factory productivity significantly, that's for sure! What is not known is that the coexistence of collaborative robots with humans (that is, when cobot and humans work side by side) further increases productivity, as the time of inactivity of employees is reduced! (85% reduction in MIT research at a BMW plant).
Investing in a cobot system improves a company's competitive advantage, while depreciation is immediate, usually 1-2 years.