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collaborative robot (cobot)

A cobot or "collaborative robot" is a robot designed to assist human beings as a guide or assistor in a specific task. A regular robot is designed to be programmed to work more or less autonomously. In one approach to cobot design, the cobot allows a human to perform certain operations successfully if they fit within the scope of the task and to steer the human on a correct path when the human begins to stray from or exceed the scope of the task.

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Some of these co-bots are cute, but only one is ready for the industrial automation environment, Universal Robots. @axisnj
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