The $3.1B Collaborate ‘Co-Bot’ Market Isn’t Hazard Free to Humans


“There are more than 1.4 million active robots in use and as few as 27 fatal accidents in the last 30 years, the most recent one last year in an automotive plant in Germany. The safety record didn’t happen magically; it’s the result of strict safety guidelines and practices, instituted to keep humans and robots physically separated. But a new type of robot — the collaborative robot — that can work alongside humans without any additional safety devices is gaining increasing acceptance across a variety of industries.”

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Date: 08/15/16
Author: Samuel Bouchard & Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
Link to Article: The $3.1 B Collaborative Co-Bot Market Isn’t Hazard-Free to Humans