Construction Cobots Could Improve Your Safety Record

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Construction Cobots Could Improve Your Safety Record

Cobots Are Coming

In manufacturing, robots have assumed many heavy-lifting jobs as well as those that require precision and repetitive operations. Doing the same thing repeatedly for hours at a time is common for robots and hard on people. But humans and robots have had a strange relationship for decades. Enter the latest automation, the cobot.
Construction Cobots Could Improve Your Safety Record

Cobots in the Construction industry?

A cobot, or collaborative robot, is a form of automation intended for direct human robot interaction within a shared space, or where humans and robots are in proximity. Cobot applications contrast with traditional industrial robot applications in which robots are isolated from human contact. In most industrial applications of cobots today, the cobot and human worker share the same space but complete tasks independently or sequentially.

 

Construction Cobots Could Improve Your Safety Record

Robots have proven to make construction safer by handling large and heavy loads, working in unsafe spaces and enabling new, safer methods of construction. Using robots for the repetitive and dangerous tasks that people increasingly don’t want to do means automation can help support the industry’s labor and skills crisis and make construction careers more appealing to young people.

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