YuMi®: How human-robot collaboration is driving a manufacturing revolution
ABB has invented a revolutionary way to allow humans and robots to work in close proximity—without cages or fences—to maximize the potential of both and boost productivity to new levels.
At only 34 kg and approximately the size of a small human, YuMi® is quickly and easily installed on the production line to work hand-in-hand with a human colleague. Lead-through programming means YuMi® can be taught a process by being physically guided through it, eliminating the need for complex, time-consuming code-based instruction.
Like all new ABB robots, YuMi® connects to the growing Industrial Internet of Things, utilizing data-driven analytics to improve the performance, reliability and lifetime of hardware and processes.