Sophisticated robotics use cases are growing due to robust investments in innovation and capabilities enhanced by sensors. The applications are universal across industries. Robotics are valuable for helping with two distinct types of jobs, those that require high precision in which a human hand is not viable and very monotonous and repetitive tasks. Companies around the world are utilizing robotics in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, medical, automotive, industrial automation, and entertainment.
One of the fastest growing forms of robotics in manufacturing and engineering disciplines is cobots. These collaborative robots are a type of robot designed to work together, within safe proximity, with a human operator to accomplish a task. Cobots are typically equipped with sensors, cameras, and other technologies that allow them to detect the presence of humans and react accordingly. This can include slowing down, stopping, or changing direction to avoid collisions or other safety hazards. Cobots are often used in tasks that are repetitive, dangerous, or require an elevated level of precision, such as assembly, packaging, or inspection.