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Healthcare Robotics

Healthcare Robotics

The numbers are staggering as U.S. healthcare hits $3.09 trillion in 2014—including 36 million admitted patients—and will soar to $3.57 trillion by 2017. That’s 18 percent of the U.S. GDP! In nearly every category, from surgical and direct patient care...

Collaborative Robots

Collaborative Robots

A new army of industrial robots is descending; robots that can work with and alongside humans in performing work tasks previously needing separation between robot and human. Today, ever since the first appearance of robots in manufacturing over fifty years...

Research Report: Healthcare Robotics 2016

Research Report: Healthcare Robotics 2016

In this report, we identify four areas of special interest to look out for over the next 12-24 months: surgical robots, pharmacy robots, exoskeletons and elder care robots. Our market analysis of the space offers up strategic and tactical insight on...

Collaborative Robots: Power and Force

Robots working alongside humans must be calibrated for safety. This download provides guidelines for the safe application of collaborative robots. According to the ISO’s new collaborative robot specifications, a power and force application comes with the chance of contact with...

Collaborative Robots: Speed and Separation

Robots working alongside humans must be calibrated for safety. This download provides guidelines for the safe application of collaborative robots, especially with regards to speed and separation. In a speed and separation operation, the goal is to control the distance...

Collaborative Robots: Safety-Rated Monitored Stop

Robots working alongside humans must be calibrated for safety. This download provides guidelines for the safe application of collaborative robots, especially with regards to safety-rated stops. Under a safety-rated stop, cobots are designed to stop when a person enters a...

Collaborative Robots: Hand Guiding

This download outlines how cobots can be trained and limited by human operators. Omron explains how collaborative robots can be maneuvered by human workers to certain positions in hand guiding operations while following safety requirements. Included are guidelines for hand-guiding...

Collaborative Robots: Risk Assessment

Before you operate cobots, follow these steps to assess potential hazards. A risk assessment is required for all industrial collaborative robot systems. The integrator is responsible for completing the initial risk assessment, and there should be special consideration for situations...

Collaborative Robots: An Introduction

Collaborative robots promise to be safer, as recognized in a new ISO standard. In this first of a series of downloads, Omron defines relevant terms related to this growing category within industrial automation. Familiarize yourself with ISO definitions and terms...

5 Steps for Getting Started with Collaborative Robots

Manufacturing companies out there are dealing with the same issues: Hiring and retaining a qualified workforce, increasing their production rate, increasing their quality, and reducing their production costs. All these factors can be improved dramatically with automation and robots. We...