ABB’s collaborative robot YuMi is making headlines in the Big Apple. YuMi signaled the start of the financial business day at the NASDAQ stock market in New York City’s Times Square by ringing the opening bell.
YuMi and ABB executives were guests of ROBO Global LLC, which offers The ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index Series to track the global robotics and automation market. Greg Scheu, the President of the America’s region for ABB, joined YuMi and ROBO Global executives at the podium for the ceremony.
YuMi - the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot - has been busy lately. Prior to taking on the bulls and the bears in the financial world and its duties as a collaborative small-parts assembly robot, YuMi has met with Kings and heads-of-state, helped launch the next generation Ford Fiesta, starred in a television commerical and even appeared in a music video which has 1.5 million YouTube visits.
YuMi, first introduced in 2015, has become an icon for innovation and collaborative automation in the robotics industry. With no barriers, no cages, and no zones YuMi is able to work collaboratively on the same tasks with humans while still ensuring the safety of those around it. It is helping many industries to create entirely new assembly applications that have never before been possible.
After the NASDAQ opening bell ceremony, YuMi had a full schedule of media events including stops at the Wall Street Journal, CNN and others. Despite the glamour of a publicity tour, YuMi’s core function is an award-winning industrial robot for small-parts assembly and material handeling. YuMi is the future for safe automation where humans and robots work hand-in-hand.