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Three Challenges in Cobot Implementation
Cobots can be designed to pick up something at a specified place, however picking becomes more difficult when the objects to be grabbed are jumbled and overlapped in a container.
Fremont, CA: Cobots are among the most successful technologies for optimizing human-machine interactions, with many advantages over typical industrial robots. They are smaller in size, which makes them easier to transport, but they are also simple to install and integrate into the production's plan. They're also a low-cost investment with a quick return on investment. One of their most significant advantages is working with humans to avoid collisions by employing sophisticated sensors. However, there are a few issues that manufacturers should consider before investing in cobots. These are:
Accuracy and flexibility
While cobots can be trained to do detailed and sophisticated tasks, they cannot identify anomalies such as variations in raw materials or component arrangement. This limits their flexibility compared to human workers, who must double-check the work of their automated coworkers.
Accuracy in bin picking, one of the most sought-after activities for cobots, is another challenge. Cobots can be designed to pick up something at a specified place, however, picking becomes more difficult when the objects to be grabbed are jumbled and overlapped in a container. In addition, managing delicate or fragile materials without destroying them can be difficult for a cobot.
Safety over speed
Cobots must generally make compromises in other qualities, such as speed, to work securely and without endangering humans. Unfortunately, this means that high-speed applications like packing sorting aren't the ideal fit for a cobot.
Furthermore, because cobot safety is so crucial, firms must secure different safety permits before deploying cobots. Additional authorizations are required when adding new tasks to a cobot's list or transferring it. However, this is not always a bad thing because it can considerably reduce workplace injuries.
Charging issues with mobile cobots
Batteries are used to power mobile cobots, which can soon run out if they are not attached to a power source. If the cobot malfunctions in the middle of a task, this might result in significant downtime for manufacturers.
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