The global Covid-19 pandemic has led a significant amount of people to re-evaluate their working lives. Many have decided to turn away from roles that are repetitive, lack progression opportunities or pose risks to their mental or physical wellbeing. Cobots are providing an answer to this recruitment and retention challenge by freeing workers from the dullest or riskiest tasks on the production line and helping employers create more efficient workflows.
If nothing else, a year of COVID-19 has taught us to expect the unexpected. Of course, manufacturers have always been highly attuned to change, but the COVID-19 pandemic hit the manufacturing industry seemingly overnight, causing deep and long-lasting impacts. A year later, we can look back and see what manufacturers have learned about how to adapt and succeed in the face of adversity.
10. December 2020 /
by Universal Robots
At the beginning of the pandemic, Dr. Merritt Moore didn’t realize that her only dance partner for the foreseeable future would be a cobot. This didn’t stop her from turning the world of dance on its head and creating beautiful and unique performances with her new robot partner.
For busy manufacturers, the implications of Covid-19 are huge: work from home directives, social distancing requirements, labor shortages and absenteeism are existential human resources challenges. Many manufacturers have turned to cobots to adapt their production or to maintain business continuity. But what if there is an issue with your cobot and you have no personnel on site?....
Industrial robot applications have seen massive growth over the last decade, as a variety of industries have realized the potential of industrial robots and, more importantly, collaborative robot (or ‘cobots.’). The vast majority of cobot implementations are found in manufacturing and industrial environments, but cobots have the flexibility to be used in a wide variety of sectors from agriculture and medical to pharma.
This is the fourth in a series of blog posts exploring the many ways in which cobots support adaptation and business continuity in uncertain times. Each post focuses on a popular application for UR cobots and shows how cobots enable flexible, future-proofed automation deployments for companies of all sizes.
In Part III of the Cobots v COVID-19 series, we find our collaborative robots (or 'cobots') performing mobile disinfection, swab testing and medical component manufacturing tasks. We also discover cobots tackling COVID-related labor uncertainty and meet some cobot soccer fans...
It takes a lot for a customer to be so impressed and happy with a service that they start sending catered lunches to the company that helped them out. This was nevertheless the unexpected scenario DCL Logistics
This is the third in a series of blog posts exploring the many ways in which cobots support adaptation and business continuity in uncertain times. Each post focuses on a popular application for cobots --from Quality Inspection to Welding-- and shows how cobots enable flexible automation deployments for companies of all sizes.
In the second of our ongoing series of blog posts showing how Universal Robots cobots are being used in the battle against COVID-19, we look at some exceptional face shield and mask production set ups, meet a unique cobot barista and admire a remote controlled mobile cobot performing key medical tests in China.
This is the first in a series of blog posts exploring the many ways in which cobots support adaptation and business continuity in uncertain times. Each post focuses on a popular application for UR collaborative robots from Quality Inspection to Welding. By Jim Lawton, Vice President, Product and Applications Management.
Endutec GmbH is a special machine manufacturer. The company from Chieming am Chiemsee in Germany is also a Certified System Integrator of Universal Robots. Managing Director, Andreas Flieher talked to us about how they are coping with the COVID crisis. "Our cobot operated around the clock to meet tight delivery schedules."
For our first post on this topic, we wanted to shed light on how Universal Robots as a manufacturer is handling the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Q&A, Martin Kjærbo, UR’s VP of Operations and Supply Chain discuss the company’s approach, new challenges, and how the COVID-19 crisis will shape Universal Robots going forward.