People will sometimes worry about robots stealing their jobs, but if you see the jobs that robots perform, you’ll realize that these are mundane tasks that humans wouldn’t want to perform anyway.
Here are the three most common tasks you’ll find robots performing in today’s plants, whether they be automotive plants, or something else entirely:
Thanks to the growth of collaborative robotics, the cost of implementing robots into the workplace has gone down significantly. These “cobots” come in lightweight models that work alongside people on the production floor. Their sensor and vision technology allows them to understand when humans are nearby and stop themselves before an accident occurs.
SCARA () robots are commonly used in industrial settings. It has three joints in the horizontal part of the robot and one linear joint. This is combined with a vision system to give it the ability to move products from the conveyor belt to a package at a rapid pace. The joint structure also allows it to change the compliance (or softness) in its force.
3. Material Removal
>> Read more by Mariane Davids, Robotiq, March 28, 2017