A Cobot Gripper in the Fight Against Corona

December 24, 2020

Social Distancing is probably one of the most frequently used terms at the moment. Distance should not only be kept when shopping, but of course especially in hospitals. Cobots can help with an appropriate gripping system. In an application of the company Cobot Team a simulation is shown how a collaborative robot of Rethink Robotics GmbH (Sawyer) equipped with an HRC gripper of the Zimmer Group can support the hospital staff in adjusting the oxygen level for a COVID-19 patient. The safety requirements for robot and gripper are strict. For example, all HRC grippers of the Zimmer Group are certified by BG / DGUV and are meeting the safety requirements in the human-robot collaboration (ISO / TS15066).

The team of nurses, doctors and employees succeeded in programming the robot to perform basic tasks in a very short time by itself – with live video conferencing support from the Cobot Team company and without prior technical experience in “robot programming”. The idea is that hospital staff can program a robot to perform basic tasks in a room with a “high risk of exposure” so that the nursing staff can be relieved.


Related Articles

Latest Articles

  • Guide to Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) in Industrial Applications

    Guide to Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) in Industrial Applications

    April 15, 2024 Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) technology is a cornerstone in the realm of digital communication, particularly for conveying position and speed feedback from encoders in both rotary and linear forms. Known for its precision and resilience to noise interference, SSI plays a pivotal role in applications demanding high accuracy, such as in CNC… Read More…

  • Omron’ Advanced Safety Services 101

    Omron Offers Advanced Safety Services – What You May Not Know Yet April 10, 2024 In any industrial setting, safety is of the utmost importance. Omron Offers Advanced Safety Services to help you and your staff navigate the challenges of complex industry standards and compliance regulations. They also can provide machine safety technology to protect… Read More…

Featured Article

Revolutionizing Material Movement with Autonomous Mobile Robots

Revolutionizing Material Movement with Autonomous Mobile Robots

In today’s fast-paced manufacturing and logistics industries, the need for efficient and flexible material movement solutions has never been greater. Traditional methods like conveyor systems, forklifts, and manual pushcarts have served us well, but they come with limitations.

That’s why Omron is thrilled to announce the launch of their game-changing MD Series of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). Read more


  • MDA Space Awarded $250m Contract Extension to Support Robotics Operations on the International Space Station

    April 18, 2024 Engineering and operations services contract extension includes new scope for MDA Space to provide robotics flight controllers MDA Space (TSX:MDA), a trusted mission partner to the rapidly expanding global space industry, today announced it has received a $250 million contract extension from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to continue supporting robotics operations… Read More…

  • Introducing SEW-Eurodrive’s QR Codes

    April 18, 2024 Access product support in a flash Scan QR Codes even while your Drives are Running. To continually improve efficiency in SEW-Eurodrive’s products and how they deliver their services, they are pleased to introduce their QR code Product Support and Specifications App. Starting this year, each new SEW-Eurodrive Product leaving assembly will be… Read More…