In manufacturing, robots have assumed many heavy-lifting jobs as well as those that require precision and repetitive operations. Doing the same thing repeatedly for hours at a time is common for robots and hard on people. But humans and robots have had a strange relationship for decades. Enter the latest automation, the cobot.
A cobot, or collaborative robot, is a form of automation intended for direct human robot interaction within a shared space, or where humans and robots are in proximity. Cobot applications contrast with traditional industrial robot applications in which robots are isolated from human contact. In most industrial applications of cobots today, the cobot and human worker
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