“See me, feel me” – not Tommy but YuMi

ABB have just issued a press release unveiling their new robot YuMi.  As its name suggests YuMi is a “collaborative robot”, that it is to say it works along with a worker on the same or similar tasks.  In order to do this it has sensors that enable it to “feel” and “see”.  The first models have been designed to work in the consumer electronics industry, and are capable of handling very small and delicate components.  It will come onto the market in 2015.

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