Collaborative Robots and Mobile Robots Will Unlock New Levels of Productivity

| January 18, 2019

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Collaborative robots on mobile platforms, or mobile cobots, will be highly productive automated systems for the right applications. Many of the major robot manufacturers have had prototypes in development for years and the need for these systems exists – soon they will be a more common sight in the industrial sector. While collaborative robots and mobile platforms are both mature robotic technologies, they have yet to reach full maturity as a technology working together.

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