Human-friendly dual arm robot designed for collaboration
ABB’s YuMi is a human-friendly dual arm robot designed for areas where people and robots work hand-in-hand on the same tasks like small parts assembly. YuMi is short for "you and me," working together.
YuMi has been developed to meet the flexible and agile production needs of the consumer electronics industry in the first instance. It will increasingly be rolled out to cover other market sectors. YuMi is a collaborative, dual arm assembly solution with the ability to feel and see. The robot’s soft, padded dual arms, combined with innovative force-sensing technology ensure the safety of YuMi’s human co-workers. Safety is built into the functionality of the robot itself so that it can work cage-free.
YuMi is able to handle delicate tasks with extreme accuracy like precise parts of a mechanical wristwatch to the components used in mobile phones, tablets and desktop PCs, YuMi performs with accuracy so great it can thread a needle.
YuMi will be commercially launched on April 13, 2015, at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world’s largest industrial technology fair.
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