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What You Don't Know About Collaborative Robots CAN Hurt You

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Figure 2 describes how a robot will function under the safety rated monitored stop standard depending on where the robot is, where the operator is, and if the robot is moving. If the robot is outside the collaborative workspace, it will keep working whether the operator is inside or outside the collaborative workspace. If the robot is inside the collaborative workspace, it will only continue to function while the operator is outside the collaborative workspace. If the operator steps inside, the robot will come to a monitored stop. If the robot is inside the collaborative workspace and has already come to a monitored stop, the operator can be inside or outside the space without any change to the robot's function.


The Future Of Warehouses Lies In Robotics - Latest, Trending Automation News

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As technology becomes more innovative, every industry will benefit from the intelligent and autonomous machines that are being invented. The industries that need manual labor can essentially incorporate robots into their work environments, as they are able of carrying out difficult jobs. The warehouse industry is certainly one of them! According to U.S. research Data from the Census Bureau, the average warehouse worker spends nearly seven weeks a year in unnecessary movement, costing more than $4.3 billion in labor. Mobile robots can certainly help workers perform their jobs easily.


Collaborative Robots with AI are the Focus of MIT Researcher Julie Shah - AI Trends

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"I work on making robots better teammates," Julie Shah told attendees at 2019 AI World Conference & Expo in Boston. The MIT Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics described her work in a keynote talk entitled "Enhancing Human Capability with Intelligent Machine Teammates." She said, "We're trying to enhance human capability rather than replace humans." Also Associate Dean of Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing at MIT, Shah directs the Interactive Robotics Group, which designs collaborative robot teammates that aim to enhance human capability. Prior to joining the MIT faculty, she worked at Boeing Research and Technology on robotics applications for aerospace manufacturing.


Industrial Automation, Robots and Unmanned Vehicles White Papers RoboticsTomorrow

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Here is a list of white papers. Please let us know if there is a white paper you would like to see that's not on the list. Just send us an email containing details about the white paper including Name, Publication Date, Contact Telephone, Email and URL if available. This white paper addresses the most difficult challenges facing manufacturers and OEMs as they compete to reach their production targets. With their equipment running at maximum loads, how can they avoid breakdowns in pneumatic components?


Expert Argues that Fears of Automation are Overblown Digital Trends

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For many people, the word "automation" conjures up dystopian scenes of humans versus machines. A future in which people set aside our differences to oppose the sleek, metallic products of our own engineering. Few but growth-minded business types get a warm-and-fuzzy feeling of optimism when the word "automation" comes up. There's virtually no job that won't be touched by artificial intelligence (A.I.) and robotics. According to a recent Ball State study, robots and A.I. accounted for around 87 percent of job loss in the United States between 2000 and 2010.


Conference on Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision and Artificial Intelligence Comes to San …

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ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Automation experts--and those who want to explore how to grow their business with the latest trends and …


Ford installs team of collaborative robots on Fiesta assembly line

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Automaker Ford has for the first time introduced a team of collaborative robots that works alongside engineers in Cologne, Germany, to ensure every Ford Fiesta has a perfect finish. The six cobots complete a choreographed sequence to sand the entire body surface in just 35 seconds. The initiative does not replace employees but allows operators to use their time on more complex tasks and avoid suffering the strains associated with performing repetitive tasks. Dennis Kuhn, senior manufacturing engineer, paint shop, Ford of Europe, says: "The cobots can feel when more force needs to be applied, just like we can, and they can more easily get to hard-to-reach places, like the centre of the roof." Each cobot is a UR10, the world's best-selling cobot, from Universal Robots, the kind that is also used in the audio equipment industry to polish high‑performance loudspeakers and subwoofers.


Six smart factory developments likely in 2020 - FreightWaves

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Schneider Electric recently debuted factory upgrades that it claims make its Lexington, KY, factory the first smart factory in the United States. The factory uses technology like augmented reality to give workers live operational data about machines on the floor. And the change resulted in significant improvements in efficiency: a 90% reduction of paperwork and a 20% reduction in the mean repair time. Smart factory owners looking to make the next leap forward in the digital industrial revolution are turning to advanced technology like artificial intelligence and big data. Here are six smart factory developments we're likely to see within the next year.


Cobots, Exoskeletions, and AI Self-Driving Cars, Oh My!

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I remember the first time that I saw a cobot in action. It was on a factory floor where I had previously helped put in place a robotic arm that performed automotive parts assembly. This cobot, considered a collaborative robot or a co-robot, or some assert it should be referred to as a "cooperative" robot, contained some of the latest new tech in AI. In the case of the cobot, it was designed and built to be near to humans and work in unison with humans. There were some AI developers that were hoping to ultimately replace the human worker by further refining the cobot, allowing the cobot to do the entire effort of the assembly for the part (ultimately aiming to be a fully "lights out" warehouse operation without any human workers per se).


Combining Vision Technology and Cobots for Safer Work Environments

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Manufacturers place demands on collaborative robots (cobots) to be faster and more powerful every year. But, engineers have to keep in mind these cobots need to be safe for the employees working around them. Some may think simply adding fencing can make a cobot safer, but there's an alternative that often works better. People are fast and clever. They often find workarounds for physical barriers they wish to cross.