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Cobots: Robots that collaborate with people
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Cobots: Eleven robots that collaborate with people

Whether the MRK robots are called cobots, lightweight robots or collaborating robots, virtually all industrial robot manufacturers have special robot types for the close human-robot collaboration.

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Heavy-Duty Robots Become Team Players
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Heavy-Duty robots become team players

Cobots have paved the way for human-robot collaboration (HRC). Currently, the trend is toward heavy-duty HRCs in industry, while lightweight robots are still in the trial and discovery phase.

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Mobile Transport Systems Are on the Rise
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Mobile transport systems are on the rise

Demand for mobile transport systems is booming. The number of logistics robots sold rose by a remarkable 60 percent in 2018, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) reported.

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AI systems can be helpful assistants for factory workers.
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“The AI-user does not have to be an AI specialist”

AI systems can be helpful assistants for factory workers. Plamen Kiradjiev and Jochen Benke from IBM explain in an interview how this can reduce machine downtime.

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Modular Learning Factory
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Photo gallery: Automation in education

The training sector offers numerous application possibilities for automation.

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