5 Types of Robots Used in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry Today

5 Types of Robots Used in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry Today

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Robotics is changing the dynamics of the automotive industry and has scope for innovation in the automotive industry.

Fremont, CA:The automotive industry has been using robotics for a long time. Technological advancements are pushing the industry to new heights in several ways. Here are five types of robots being used in the automotive manufacturing industry today:

Collaborative robots (Cobots)

Cobots are a type of robot that uses sensors to detect human contact. They are designed in a way to work safely along with their human counterparts. Cobots do not need to be monitored constantly, so fewer resources are employed for it, and more resources can be used for other tasks. Cobots can automate complex tasks and allow for more efficient and flexible production.

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)

AGVs are used to move and place heavy objects from one place to another at large manufacturing sites. These vehicles can work without a driver as they use pre-programmed software and 3D map technology to find ways and move around the industrial sites.

Welding robots

Welding robots have historically been employed for spot or arc welding, removing much of the safety concern. Newer, more intelligent six-axis robots can also conduct a variety of welding procedures with minimal human supervision.

Painting robots

Robotic arms are steadier than human arms, and so it can provide a consistent layering of paint for a smooth and high-end finish. The robotic arms enable accurate paint coverage, and no matter how skilled a human is, production with a robotic arm is much faster.

Robotic Vision

Robots having vision abilities can interpret visual input using 2D and 3D perception to assist their human handlers with demanding jobs. Because of their high level of accuracy, they are frequently used to install complex car parts such as windshields and bumpers.

Robotics has a lot of scope for the future of the automotive industry. Robotics can be used in self-driving cars that will work using 3D mapping. 3D printing can be used to create automotive parts. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning(ML) will also improve the overall production and manufacturing operations.

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