Universal Robots has been awarded the prize for "Labor Ergonomics" by the Argentinian Foundation of Ergonomics
The Argentinian Foundation of Ergonomics (FADE) announced Universal Robots as the winner during FADE’s seminar on Labor Ergonomics. The honor was given as a recognition that Universal Robots is an “Ergonomically Responsible” company.
The event which took place at the Beltrán Technological Institute in the city of Avellaneda saw hundreds of professionals within safety, health, law and union representatives participating.
Dr. Néstor Ribet, Executive Secretary of the Advisory Board of the Beltrán Technological Institute, who highlighted the importance of the seminar, defined Universal Robots (UR) as a visionary company of the new era of robotics:
“UR’s work in the field of collaborative robot applications has allowed robots to enter previously unthinkable sectors in almost all industries. The company’s emphasis on robots that work hand in hand with people and are easy to use spurs a lot of interest among many small and medium-sized companies that previously didn’t consider robots. In a world that is increasingly characterized by people and robots working together, the pioneering technology from UR plays a fundamental role,” he says.
UR’s representative Tomas Lerbach, Manager of Technical Support for Latin America, received the distinction:
“Manufacturing processes need people and so we do not want to replace humans, we want the employees to concentrate on the cognitive tasks and let the robots carry out the repetitive, mundane and dangerous work.”
UR continues to drive its market leading position by constantly raising the level of what the term “collaborative” implies. The label does not only mean that human beings can collaborate directly with robots, potentially without security protection between them. The term also addresses ease of use as a robot is not collaborative if it is not easy to use and flexible.
“We want to put automation control back into factories in the hands of operators. Instead of replacing people we want to give them a tool to do their work more efficiently. We want to empower people to become robot programmers and to handle tasks that add human value,” adds Lerbach.
About FADE's Labor Ergonomics Award
The award for Labor Ergonomics is an award given annually to companies, unions, government agencies, universities and NGOs that have made significant contributions to the development of work ergonomics.