What comes to mind when somebody says the term “Collaborative Robot”: robots and humans working harmoniously side by side or a scene from the Will Smith film “I Robot”? Whatever way you are swayed this article aims to discuss the stigma attached to the name Cobot or Collaborative Robot.

The English Oxford Living Dictionaries defines collaboration as ‘The action of working with someone to produce something’. It is therefore understandable where the trepidation airs from with regards to the implementation. But do all applications where Cobots can be deployed truly require full human-robot interaction?

n any Cobot specification identifying the mode of application is key. The modes can be split into 3 main areas:

  • Co-existence
  • Co-operation
  • Collaboration

How does this help?

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