When you think about robots being used in business does your mind immediately jump to the manufacturing industry?
According to the International Federation of Robotics, by 2018, ‘around 1.3 million industrial robots will be entering service in factories around the world’.
But the manufacturing however is not the only sector benefitting from robot automation, there are so many opportunities to reduce costs, improve business performance, optimize production, increase quality and drive revenue in other – and often surprising applications.
Due to their flexible nature and ability to work with people, collaborative robots (cobots) are innovating all types of tasks and industries. From the environment and the medical industry to food, fashion, and television, cobots are shaking things up and turning heads everywhere.
These are five game-changing ways Universal Robots is making a real difference.
Helping the environmentIn a collaborative project with Glassworks Barcelona and Greenpeace Spain, Universal Robots technology was used to paint the digital signatures of bees as part of a project to get 250,000 people and 250,000 bees to sign a petition against the use of pesticides which are incredibly dangerous to bees.
Supporting medicine and saving livesCollaborative robot arms are designed to mimic the range of motion of a human arm. At the Clinical Biochemical Department at the Copenhagen University Hospital in Gentofte, our cobots worked alongside health care professionals to handle blood samples, enabling the lab to uphold a target of delivering more than 90% of results within an hour despite a 20% increase in samples arriving for analysis.