Significant applications of Cobots in the field of manufacturing

Mohd Javaid, Abid Haleem, Ravi Pratap Singh, Shanay Rab Shanay Rab, Rajiv Suman

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The term "collaborative robot" is commonly known as Cobot, which refers to a partnership between a robot and a human. Aside from providing physical contact between a robot and a person on the same production line simultaneously, the Cobot is designed as user-friendly. They enable operators to respond immediately to work done by the robot based on the company's urgent needs. This paper aims to explore the potential of Cobots in manufacturing. Cobots are widely employed in various industries such as life science, automotive, manufacturing, electronics, aerospace, packaging, plastics, and healthcare. For many of these businesses, the capacity to maintain a lucrative man-machine shared workplace can provide a considerable competitive edge. Cobots are simple to use while being dependable, safe, and precise. A literature review was carried out from the database from ScienceDirect, Scopus, Google Scholar, ResearchGate and other research platforms on the keyword “Cobots” or “Collaborative robots” for manufacturing. The Paper briefly discusses and provides the capabilities of this technology in manufacturing. Cobots are programmed to do crucial things such as handling poisonous substances, from putting screws on a vehicle body to cooking a meal, etc. Human operators can readily control this technology remotely and perform dangerous jobs. This paper's overview of Cobots and how it is differentiated from Robot is briefly described. The typical Features, Capabilities, Collaboration & Industrial Scenarios with Cobots are also discussed briefly. Further, the study identified and discussed the significant applications of Cobots for manufacturing. Cobots are utilised in several methods and a wide range of application areas. These elevate manufacturing and other operations to new heights. They also collaborate with humans to balance the demand for safety and the need for flexibility and efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-233
Number of pages12
JournalCognitive Robotics
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2022


  • Cobots
  • Collaborative robot
  • Industry
  • Manufacturing
  • Robot


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