Three Hands Beat Two

Co-bots are a technical leap forward from the traditional industrial robot that has evolved from its introduction in the 1950s.

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When you need an extra hand.

Three hands beat two hands is the theme of an article we published last year on application of collaborative robots (co-bots), called "Collaborative Robots for DIY Automation." At the recently completed IMTS 2016, these safety conscious helpers were part of an automation feeding frenzy that helped draw the third largest attendance in the show’s history.

Since we published this piece, co-bots have taken off in dissemination within manufacturing and proving their worth across most every industry spectrum. Co-bots are a technical leap forward from the traditional industrial robot that has evolved from its introduction in the 1950s.

With co-bots, the walls of solitary confinement required to keep machine and man at a safe distance have come down. Hyper sensor technology on these machines make human and co-bot interaction perfectly compatible and safe even in close proximity.

Now when a worker needs “an extra hand,” it’s sitting right next door.