ABB Robotics has unveiled the world’s first truly collaborative robot: YuMi®, an innovative and human-friendly, dual-arm robot with breakthrough functionality that unlocks vast global additional automation potential in the robotics industry.
YuMi® - short for ‘you and me,’ working together - has been designed for a new era of automation where people and robots work hand-in-hand on the same tasks, for example in small parts assembly,
Initially, YuMi® has been developed to meet the flexible and agile production needs of the consumer electronics industry but further development is taking place to have it cover other market sectors.
YuMi is a collaborative, dual-arm, assembly robot solution with the ability to feel and see. To ensure the safety of human co-workers, YuMi's dual arms have been padded with soft material and combined with innovative force-sensing technology. Safety is built into the functionality of the robot itself so that it can work cage-free, alongside humans.
Capable of handling everything from the delicate and precise parts of a mechanical wristwatch to the components used in mobile phones, tablets and desktop PCs, YuMi® performs with accuracy so great it can thread a needle.
YuMi® will be commercially launched on April 13, 2015, at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world’s largest industrial technology fair.
YuMi® - ABB Robotics
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact.
The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.
View official press release of YuMi®Source: ABB Group Media Relations