Collaborative robots will overturn the industry of industrial robots. The introduction of cooperative robots will enable many small and medium-sized enterprises to realize production automation for the first time. Collaborative robots are cheap, easy to use and safe, and can assist repetitive small batch production tasks. It is estimated that by 2025, the global market for cooperative robots will grow from $116 million to $11.5 billion, which is equivalent to the current size of the entire industrial robot market.
Collaborative robots have the advantages of low cost, easy to use and high security for humans who need to work with robots. They have strong adaptability and are suitable for assisting small batch production. Now the production cycle of enterprises is shrinking, and the introduction of cooperative robots is the most appropriate time. Collaborative robots can usually lift 10 kilograms of objects, and the fuselage can be reduced to a size that can be placed on a workbench. They can carry out the work of taking and putting goods, packaging, pasting and welding.
Cooperative robots will have a huge impact on the industry by 2020. When the worker guides the robot once, some cooperative robots can record the process and repeat the same work continuously. Collaborative robots can now sell for as little as $10,000, but the market usually sells for between $20,000 and $30,000.