ABB has launched its YuMi collaborative robot in Australia.
YuMi was originally launched at the Hannover Messe in April 2015. It is able to work side-by-side on the same tasks as humans, while ensuring the safety of those around it, allowing it to be implemented without needing protective barriers of safety zones.
YuMi features lightweight yet rigid magnesium skeleton features a floating plastic casing wrapped in soft padding in order to absorb impacts. It is suited for small parts assembly and pick-and-place applications within the electronics industry.
According to ABB, the ability to work safely alongside humans in electronics assembly will allow the robot to drive efficiencies across a wide variety of innovative applications.