Cobots: Making It Safe for Humans, Robots to Work Side-by-Side

 

“In June this year a robot crushed a man to death in a Volkswagen factory in Germany. The 22-year-old maintenance worker became trapped between a large robotic arm and a metal plate, in an area usually off-bounds to humans.”

“The tragic incident highlighted a major technological challenge: As we move towards an increasingly automated world, how do we reach a point where robots and humans can exist side- by-side, sharing space and collaborating on tasks?”

“Once cobots are well established and tested in industry, they’ll start to appear in the domestic environment, but this will present unique challenges.”

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Date:08/25/2015
Author:Olivia Solon
Site:Insurance Journal
Link to Article:Cobots: Making It Safe for Humans, Robots to Work Side-by-Side
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