The New Generation of Collaborative Robotics Systems
The usefulness of traditional industrial robots, noted for performing repetitive tasks with speed, strength, and precision, has been limited by their inability to work directly with humans. The introduction of collaborative robots, robotic systems that can work safely in close approximation with human co-workers, has increased task flexibility and expanded the number and types of applications for which robots can be used.
Both large, existing robotics suppliers, as well as new, smaller firms, have rapidly introduced innovative collaborative robotics technologies into the market, and more are on their way. Unfortunately, this fast-moving sector makes for uncertainty for both end-users and developers of collaborative systems. This webinar will act to increase clarity, providing a snapshot of the current state of the collaborative robotics sector, including emerging capabilities, new applications and business models, and powerful enabling technologies, as well as a description of what to expect in the future.
- A New Definition for Collaborative Robotics
- Changing Demand Drivers
- Representative Products
- New Enablers
- Novel Applications and Application Packages
- Functional Gaps and Opportunities
Dan Kara is Vice President, Robotics at WTWH Media where he chartered with driving the company’s robotics integrated media initiatives. Prior to joining WTWH, he was Practice Director, Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ABI Research and Chief Research Officer for Myria RAS, both research and advisory services firms focused on automation, robotics and intelligent systems. Dan also served as President of Robotics Trends, an integrated media and research firm serving the personal, service and industrial robotics markets. He holds an MS in Computer Science from Boston University.