Small and midsize enterprises are increasingly looking to automation, but how can the industry make adoption easier? Collaborative robots, or cobots, and the best practices of “lean robotics” can improve ease of use, says Sam Bouchard, CEO and co-founder of Robotiq.
In the brief video below, Bouchard chats with editor Steve Crowe at RoboBusiness 2017 in Santa Clara, Calif. Bouchard touches on topics from his session on “Increasing Productivity With Cobots,” part of our track on “How to Get ROI From Robotics.”
As he explains, Robotiq was founded “in 2008 … enable end users to deploy robots on their own on the manufacturing floor.” The company offers a two-finger adaptive gripper and a force torque sensor, among other products for cobots.
What are some of the benefits of cobots for smaller companies compared with traditional industrial automation? Crowe asks.
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