As businesses grow and their levels of automation increase, many choose to implement robots or their cousins, cobots. A robot or cobot is definitely an investment that any business has to be ready for. Your small business may be ready sooner than you think. Most manufactures are surprised at the quick ROI a cobot can achieve. But, before we get into that, let’s talk about the classes of robots and that question you’ve been asking, “What’s a cobot?”
The International Organization for Standards has created definition 8373, which describes what exactly a robot is. It states that a robot is an automatically controlled, reprogrammable, multipurpose manipulator. It’s programmable in three or more axes, which can be fixed in place or mobile for purposes of industrial automation.
Now that we have a technical definition of these machines, we can look at the 4 different classes of robots and the cobot. [Read more…] about Can Collaborative Robots help you NOW?