Collaborative robots are designed to work and interact jointly, direct with workers safely as “service robots”. Cobot safety relies heavily on sensors, software and other features, such as lightweight materials, rounded edges and force, and speed limitations. Typically robots worked autonomously due to safety concerns. However, more and more interaction with robots and humans has become more common, as seen in packaging and its varying related industries, given the rise of these industrial, collaborative robots.
The many types of collaborative service robots serve a variety of purposes, including: information, logistics, and inspection for a variety of applications. Industrial service cobots are mostly used to automate repetitive, dangerous and un-ergonomic tasks, such as: moving and carrying heavy parts, machine feeding, product assembly, finishing tasks, and quality control.