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YuMi® - IRB 14000 | Collaborative Robot

YuMi® - Creating an automated future together.

You and me.

In 2015 ABB introduced YuMi, the world's first truly collaborative robot.

YuMi was a game-changer and heralded a new era where people and robots safely and productively work side-by-side, without barriers. 

Collaborative robots are adept at adding flexibility to assembly processes that need to make small lots of highly individualized products, in short cycles. 

By combining people’s unique ability to adapt to change with robot’s tireless endurance for precise, repetitive tasks, it is possible to automate the assembly of many types of products on the same line.
YuMi®
YuMi®
YuMi®

    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 side-by-side on the same tasks. Safety is built into the functionality of the robot itself. YuMi® removes the barriers to collaboration by making fencing and cages a thing of the past.

    ABB’s growing family of YuMi robots is part of a suite of exciting collaborative automation solutions that help people and robots safely work closer together than every before possible.

    ABB is adding a new member to the YuMi family, 7 axis YuMi, the smallest and most agile collaborative robot yet, making it easier than ever to put into production.  The new 7 axis also opens up a world of flexible possibilities – for example a single-arm and a dual-arm YuMi could be combined to add a parts feed or inspection station to an assembly cell. Additionally, customer might want to have three or five YuMi arms in an application to improve the cycle time. 

    The entire YuMi family is designed to be easy to setup and use thanks to its intuitive lead through programming. That means that even people without specialized training or prior experience can successful use robots.

    Read more about Single-arm YuMi.

    YuMi® – IRB 14000 Overview

    YuMi® video gallery

    YuMi® photo gallery

    YuMi® in questions and answers


    What is so special about YuMi®?

    YuMi® is the world’ first truly collaborative robot, able to work side-by-side on the same tasks as humans while still ensuring the safety of those around it. Capable of handling anything from a watch to a tablet PC and with 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®.
    YuMi® meets the demands of a consumer market that is driving a need for greater flexibility in automated manufacturing head-on. For manufacturers, the market has changed the rules in ways that can be addressed effectively only by automation. The “new norm” of Small Parts Assembly is higher product volumes, shorter product lifecycles, shorter lead times and a growing trend to customize goods – particularly electronics – close to final markets.

    Which tasks has this robot 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 its “inherently safe” design, allowing it to work alongside humans while reducing risks to acceptable safety levels. 

    How does YuMi® differ from the competition?

    YuMi® is inherently safe by design. It has no barriers, no cages, no zones, YuMi® is the first truly collaborative robot solution.

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

    It is able to perform the motions required in Small Parts Assembly within a very small space while maintaining a human-like reach. This is critical to minimizing the footprint on the factory floor and also makes it possible to install YuMi® into the work stations currently used only by humans.

     

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