In our business, we deal with a range of companies, from the very small to very complex. All could do with a helping hand, whether with the tedious tasks of the business, or the more dangerous ones.

Research shows that robots working in the manufacturing space can help with these tasks and increase accuracy and productivity, at the same time. Check out these robots and the amazing things they can do!

Franka by Franka Emika

Designed to work among humans, Franka is a lightweight robot with advanced human-inspired kinematics and excellent precision. She has a safe, artificial reflex system which halts motion to prevent collision. She has a human-like sense of touch which enables complex and robust product assembly.

GuardianTM GT by Sarcos Robotics

A force-multiplying robot, controlled by a human, with two highly dexterous arms. It is mounted on a track or wheeled base, allowing a single operator to perform tasks safely. It can perform tasks from basic labor intensive tasks like heavy lifting, to more intricate processes like welding and joining.

 

Sawyer by Think Robotics

Sawyer is a robot designed to give manufacturers the high-performance automation they need, whilst maintaining flexibility and safety.  It features a robot arm with a 1260 mm reach that manoeuvres into tight spaces and operates in work cells designed for humans.

What does this mean for our industry?

Robots come in all shapes and sizes, and engineered for different tasks. They’re being engineered to be smart and safe enough to work alongside people and to give us a helping hand.

Skilled workers could benefit from robot colleagues working with them. Robots can perform tedious and dangerous tasks, and work long hours. Whilst human employees perform the more complex tasks, then go home to their homes for a well-deserved rest.