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Choosing Between Cobots and Industrial Robots

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Cobots or ‘collaborative robots’ was first conceptualized by General Motors Foundation in 1953 as part of a research project. The brainchild behind the idea was to prepare robots so safe that they work hand in gloves with people. With no one-size-fits all solution and Cobots becoming part of many factory floors, many still don’t really understand how Cobots are different from robots. Robots have for decades acted as a backbone of the manufacturing industry replacing human’s mundane and time-consuming tasks. But soon advancements in engineering gave birth to Artificial Intelligence and introduced it to Robots gradually giving way to the idea of collaborative robots.  Today industrial Robots certainly hold a tight grip over the markets however Cobots are a definitive competitor to them. To help end users in making this determination, Ryan Guthrie, senior vice president of TM Robotics, offers the following list of pros and c…
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