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Lester D'Souza, Auto Tech Outlook | Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Cobots are outfitted with sensors that sense obstacles in their path and cause them to respond to prevent collisions. They can work effectively along with humans. Furthermore, to avoid injury, they are conditioned to minimize speed, power, and force.

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Robotics technology has changed the automotive industry and will continue to do so in the near future. The products that robots work on will become more developed as the robots get more advanced.  For different production processes, automobile manufacturers have often depended on robotics.

The following is a list of the most common robots in the automotive sector.

Collaborative Robots

Top 10 Automotive Engineering Services Companies - 2021Cobots are robots that operate alongside humans on factory floors. They aim to liberate humans from laborious and mundane activities. They are less than half the size of a regular industrial robot and are not encased in protective barriers. Cobots are outfitted with sensors that sense obstacles in their path and cause them to respond to prevent collisions. They can work effectively along with humans. Furthermore, to avoid injury, they are conditioned to minimize speed, power, and force.

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)

These are used to carry and move loads from one factory floor station to another. They are computer-controlled and equipped with wheels that allow them to travel around the floor. Their navigation systems are sensor-based, and they follow a preset direction. ACVs’ acceleration and deceleration are also precisely regulated. Additionally, they are secure vehicles for transporting items around the floor since they are equipped with sensors that sense obstacles.

Welding Robots

For decades, they have been used in industrial plants. Arc and spot welding were the most popular implementations. New welding robots are much more robust than older ones. They are capable of performing large welding activities, such as friction and laser welding.

Painting Robots

Robotic arms carry on painting operations to ensure a smooth finish on the final product. Furthermore, they work better than any human worker, no matter how qualified. Modern painting robots are quicker, smaller, and packed with a plethora of sensors and activators.

Robotic Vision

A mix of computer algorithms and sensors gives robots the capability to see. The robot can then see the commodity it is working on to ensure quality and recognize its environment.

See also: Top Industrial Robotics Consulting/ Services Companies

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