Collaborative Robot Risks & Rewards


“People with only a casual knowledge of cobots often refer to them as “fenceless robots” – implying that they are safe. However, if you’re manufacturing knives with a fenceless robot, is a worker nearby any safer because the robot is moving slowly? It’s all about evaluating the complete system.

Before investing in a cobot, conduct a risk assessment. There are certified experts in robotics to handle these risk assessments to ensure that the robot, application and humans interact safely. Getting this chemistry right ensures a safe place to work and an uptick in productivity”

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Date: 12/14/2016
Author: Keith Vozel
Link to Article: Collaborative Robot Risks & Rewards