Contactless Medium Scale Industrial Robot CollaborationAsif S* and Webb P
School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, UK
- *Corresponding Author:
- Seemal Asif
School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, UK
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Received: February 12, 2016 Accepted: March 09, 2016 Published: March 11, 2016
Citation:Asif S, Webb P (2016) Contactless Medium Scale Industrial Robot Collaboration. Adv Robot Autom 5:145. doi:10.4172/2168-9695.1000145
Copyright: © 2016 Asif S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A new age of industrial robotics is here which includes safety rated human friendly robots. These types of robots are more suitable in high volume and small scale industries. The operations in these areas can be fully automated. There are other industries which have specialty for low volume and high variability. High variety means there are less chances of fully automation as one product will be varying from other and in this complete automation is not viable option. The industrial robots which deal with high volume and can adopt variability through programming. There are plenty of manual operations which can be semi-automated. To address this human robot collaboration is a complete fit. The experiment has been undertaken to make one of these medium scale robot to collaborate with human to perform a task together. The contactless leap motion device has been used for controlling robot motions.