Cobots are one of the new things in
robotics since I first built the learnaboutrobots site in
2003. Collaborative robots (cobots) can safely work in the same space as people. This grows the range of tasks within the automation universe and can make integration into existing factory space more predictable and less disruptive to existing manufacturing operations.
Cobots are used in pick and place, injection molding, quality inspection, assembly, machine tending, gluing and dispensing, etc. Traditional
robots also perform tasks like these, it's just that cobots can do more of them. For example, a cobot and a person can work together
ton an assembly tasks that would otherwise require two people and couldn't be done by traditional robots at
I am currently working to deploy
cobots and actively researching the application of AI, machine learning and deep learning to cobot programming.