Collaborative robot arms are becoming more useful for a range of applications, thanks to improving sensors and programming. Han’s Robot Germany GmbH said it plans to unveil a “robotic assistant” later this month.
The company, which spun out of Shenzhen Han’s Robot Co. last year, said it has created the world’s “first commercially available cognitive robot.” Han’s Robot Germany’s team, which includes staffers from the Fraunhofer Association, the German Artificial Intelligence Research Center, and Hamburg Technical University, developed the robot within the past year and a half.
“It is the first robot that cooperates with humans in a natural way and adapts autonomously to changes in the environment while performing a task,” claimed Han’s Robot Germany. The company said it has developed and embedded AI and sensor innovations in a newly designed high-performance kinematic.
The new robot will reportedly have a repeatability of ±0.01 mm and has entered small-batch production.
Shenzhen Han’s Robot had previously licensed Energid’s Actin software for its low-cost Elfins cobots. The Chinese division of Han’s Laser Technology Group, which was founded in 2017, raised $25 million in Series A funding last month.
Han’s Robot Future Day
Han’s Robot Germany said it will provide more details about its new cobot at its Future Days online event on Nov. 13, 2020. The company plans to stream its presentation live at three times for different time zones.
The global market for collaborative robots will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.6% between 2020 and 2027, reaching $1.43 billion in 2027, predicts Research and Markets. The volume of robots will experience a CAGR of 26.1% during that period, reaching 56,479 units in 2027, said the analyst firm.
Han’s Robot is hiring developers, engineers, and other staffers at its locations in Metzingen and Hamburg, Germany.