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YuMi® - Creating an automated future together.

You and me.

The new era of robotic co-workers is here. YuMi® is the result of years of research and development, making collaboration between humans and robots a reality. But it is also much more.

ABB has developed a collaborative, dual arm, small parts assembly robot solution that includes flexible hands, parts feeding systems, camera-based part location and state-of-the-art robot control. YuMi is a vision of the future. YuMi will change the way we think about assembly automation. YuMi is “you and me”, working together to create endless possibilities. 

The official market introduction of YuMi will be at the Hannover Messe on Monday 13th April, 2015  For further information, and to register your interest in YuMi, please contact your local ABB Robotics office using the Contact Information section below.

About YuMi®

Human - robot collaboration

Innovative human - friendly dual arm robot with breakthrough functionality designed to unlock vast global additional automation potential in industry. YuMi is designed for a new era of automation, for example in small parts assembly, where people and robots work hand-in-hand on the same tasks. Safety is built into the functionality of the robot itself so that it can work cage - free.

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Dual Arm Robots

ABB Dual Arm robots  have accurate vision, dexterous grippers, sensitive force control feedback, flexible software and built-in safety features that collectively allow for programming through teaching rather than coding.

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YuMi® in questions and answers


What’s so special about YuMi®?

YuMi is the world’ first truly collaborative robot, able to work side-by-side on the same task as humans whilst still ensuring the safety of those around it. With the capability to handle anything from a Swiss watch to a tablet PC and the level of accuracy that could thread a needle, YuMi will radically change the way we think about assembly automation.

Why YuMi?

YuMi is about “you” and “me” creating an automated future together. YuMi is “you” and “me”, working together to create endless possibilities. That’s YuMi.

Is YuMi available today?

No. We are currently in a preview phase. The official market introduction will take place at the Hannover Fair in April, 2015.

Which tasks has YuMi been designed to carry out?

YuMi is a collaborative, dual-arm small parts assembly robot that includes flexible hands, parts feeding systems, camera-based part location and state-of-the-art robot control. It can collaborate, side-by-side, with humans in a normal manufacturing environment enabling companies to get the best out of both humans and robots, together. One of YuMi’s unique features is it’s “intrinsically safe” rating, meaning it can work alongside humans without posing any risk whatsoever to their safety.

Can you tell us more about the safety concept?

YuMi is designed to be intrinsically safe and not to hurt people, even when contact occurs. The soft padded dual arms ensure the complete safety of the robot’s co-workers. The design of the robot makes humans feel safe and comfortable and is a past recipient of the prestigious “reddot design award”.

How is the YuMi different from other collaborative robots, which are already on the market, especially in terms of safety?

YuMi is specifically designed to address the needs of small parts assembly, especially in the consumer electronics sector. A key differentiator is that it is part of a total small parts assembly solution that includes adaptable hands, flexible parts feeders, force control sensing, vision guidance, in addition to state-of-the-art control and software.

Which benefits do dual-arms bring compared to a traditional robot arm?

YuMi is fast, yet still complies with the safety regulations and norms for “intrinsically safe” robots. It is able to perform the motions required in small parts assembly within a very small space whilst maintaining a human-like reach. This is critical to minimising the footprint on the factory floor and also makes it possible to install YuMi into the work stations currently used only by humans.

What will YuMi cost?

Specific details regarding pricing and availability will be available at the time of market introduction, April 2015.

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