Robots versus Cobots: New developed programming methods where Cobots are taught visually, instead of using traditional code-based programming, can achieve productivity gains, once integrated into fitting applications. What are the Cobot selection criteria to ensure a sufficient ROI for manufacturers? How safe and easy to use are Cobots in reality?
Cobots are industrial robots designed to be used near or even work together with humans, supposed to be safer and more easily programed to complete tasks. But realistically, even the most intuitive Cobots will require planning and some minimum engineering to get applied in a process, perform useful tasks to gain productivity. The secret for a successful integration of a Cobot in an existing manufacturing process lies in its ability to learn how to operate the Cobot and making it carry out basic movements quickly. However, Cobots are not the right solution in all cases, but they support automation in situations where it was previously infeasible to use a traditional Robot.
Topics to be addressed
- Industrial Robots
- Code-based programming
- Force Limitation