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The rise of collaborative robots vs. industrial robots

Aug. 4, 2023
Cory Roehl, Matt Minner, Craig Schlenoff, Justin Garski and Matt Ruth explain key differences and how to choose the right one for your application

At A3’s 2023 Automate Show in Detroit, collaborative robots (cobots) were just as prevalent as industrial robots. In fact, unofficial counts had the cobots outnumbering their rogue counterparts.

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What is the difference between a robot and a cobot? And how do you select the right one for your application or work cell?

CNC Solutions’ Cory Roehl, Catalyst Connection’s Matt Minner, IEEE Robotics and Automation Safety’s Craig Schlenoff, Rockwell Automation’s Justin Garski and Avanceon’s Matt Ruth identify differences and considerations in this article from partner publication, Automation World.

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