How Cobots safely interact with humans
May 30 · · Uncategorised
Collaborative robots, also known as cobots, are robots that are pre-programmed to detect humans when in a collaborative workspace.
Unlike traditional robots that require segregation and physical guarding, cobots have sophisticated integrated collision detection systems that can detect collisions and quickly adjust the motor speed to prevent injury.
Advanced cobots have built-in vision systems that when combined with Artificial Intelligence can recognise parts of the human body and react accordingly. Motion sensors allow them to modify their speed or stop completely when in close range to humans. Cobots are ideal for industrial applications with repetitive tasks, such as assembly, packaging, inspection and logistics.