A Cheat Sheet on How to Choose Between Collaborative and Traditional Industrial Robots

The Right Robot for Each Job

As you research your automation options, it’s hard to ignore the cobot buzz. Since collaborative robots burst on the scene nearly a decade ago, they’ve made automation accessible and affordable for many organizations for whom traditional robotics were out of reach. And that’s generated a lot of excitement.

But automating appropriately means evaluating your specific situation to make the best choice. The industry is changing rapidly and new robotic capabilities are blurring the lines between collaborative and industrial robots. At the same time, standards organizations are hurrying to create guidelines to keep workers safe as they interact with robots in a wide range of applications and environments.

This cheat sheet will help you go beyond the buzz to compare collaborative robots and traditional industrial robots and dispel some commonly held misconceptions.