Collaborative robots: Overview and future trends

Zamboni, Mattia and Valente, Anna (2020) Collaborative robots: Overview and future trends. In: Industrial Robots: Design, Applications and Technology. Robotics Research and Technology, 1 . Nova Science Publishers, Inc., San Francisco, pp. 171-199. ISBN 978-1-53617-779-4

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Collaborative robots in the industry target the enhancement of production efficiency by combining dexterity and flexibility of human operators, and the industrial robots' accuracy, speed, and reliability. This shift in paradigm requires robots to have the ability to work with humans in the same space, on the same piece and at the same time: just like another operator would. This not only requires them to be more sensitive and aware of their surroundings but also proactive in predicting collisions. Thisimplies significant redesign for safe collaboration throughout the entire design process. This chapter provides a wide range of information on human-robot collaboration from the types of collaboration to key factors for effective collaboration. It suggests a comprehensive set of sensing technologies to solve tomorrow's challenging interaction tasks. Real-world applications are analyzed to provide design solutions taking into account the maximum efficiency/safety trade-off. © 2020 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

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