Productive Robotics Inc., a collaborative robot manufacturing company, introduced its next-generation of teachable robots, OB7-Max 8 and OB7-Max 12, at ProMat/Automate 2019 in Chicago this past week. The new products add to the company’s existing line of cobots that are designed to physically interact with humans and are now part of the company’s teach-and-learn platform.
The company sees its new products as something totally unique on the market, being equipped with “no programming”, simple to teach intelligence and human arm flexibility.
The company also builds robots with human-like senses of vision that do not require complex programming. The user simply shows the OB7 how to perform the task and the cobot learns. The cobot learns to recognize and pick up objects with a single push of a button and its arms mimic human arms with the flexibility and dexterity to reach around object. Yet they are more powerful in that the arms can also rotate 360 degrees in both directions. The new line is designed to handle larger payloads, between 17 and 26 pounds and have longer arm reach.
“The Productive Robotics design and engineering team started building robots for movie special effects in the 1980s,” said Zac Bogart, president and CEO of Productive Robotics in a press statement. “We’ve combined that level of expertise with the latest technology to offer customers the simplest, most flexible, innovative and cost-effective lineup of next-generation collaborative robots in the market.”