Kick-Start Your Project With Collaborative Robots
Posted on Aug 22, 2017 7:00 AM. 2 min read time
The first book in Robotiq’s series on getting started with collaborative robots is a key part of the journey that manufacturer’s take on the path to a brighter and more productive future. This first entry in the ongoing series helps prospective buyers better understand what cobots are, what they can do, and how to get started.
A Brief Summary & Review of “Kick-Starting Your Project”
This eBook is the first in a 5-part series. The initial book is meant to give you a better idea of what cobots are, what they can do, and the benefits they offer for your business. This layer of education and information prepares business owners by giving them better insight into collaborative robotics as a whole.
As the book advises, “start small,” which is exactly what it does for new customers who are interested in robotics. The information in the first section discusses potential responsibilities for cobots. Examples include things like moving parts around, following a path, and work for extended periods of time.
Most importantly, they offer a lot of benefits, such as easy programming and small size. As we move into the second steps readers learn about potential processes and tasks that these robots can perform and help you identify them in your own business.
Helpful tips and “bottom lines” also provide crucial information in bite-sized chunks for readers who are skimming. Tasks are then divided into bullet-point sections that separate them into “easy to automate” and “tasks which create automation challenges.”
The eBook then goes on to showcase ways that businesses can help rally their teams behind cobots and offers helpful tips on how to snuff out the stereotypes that are normally associated with robots in the workplace. Conversation points like ergonomic benefits for workers, and replacing boring jobs are discussed.
The next section discusses the process behind gathering data that you can use to evaluate the exact benefit of cobots in your manufacturing process. Helpful strategies surrounding safety, ROI, and team interest are all discussed in detail.
Using this data, the eBook then moves into a section on how to get management on board with your cobots concept. The section discusses the challenges of justifying the expense to management and how to properly approach topics like the ones discussed above.
Once this is completed, the eBook offers some next steps to smoothly segue into the next part of the buyer’s journey. Armed with this knowledge, the reader is prepared to broach the subject of collaborative robots in the workplace and strike up a meaningful conversation that’s backed by the proper knowledge and data to convey the benefits of these helpful coworkers.
This eBook can be obtained free of charge through Robotiq’s website and represents an excellent introduction for collaborative robotics! Have you read this eBook yourself? Let us know what you thought in the comments!