ABB introduces YuMi robot at CERAweek by IHS Markit

HOUSTON, ABB demoed the world's first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot at CERAweek by IHS Markit.

At less than 100 lbs and "approximately the size of a small human," the robot can be installed on a production line to work hand-in-hand with a human colleague, according to ABB. 

YuMi can be taught a process by being physically guided through it without the need for coding. At CERAweek, YuMi packed 4 chocolates into a box and sealed it in less than two minutes. 

ABB YuMi at CERAweek by IHS Markit
ABB YuMi at CERAweek by IHS Markit

ABB first introduced the robot in 2015. “The new era of robotic coworkers is here and an integral part of our Next Level strategy,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “YuMi makes collaboration between humans and robots a reality. It is the result of years of research and development and will change the way humans and robots interact. YuMi is an element of our Internet of Things, Services and People strategy creating an automated future together.”

"ABB helps manufacturers build and run a factory virtually before they build it physically."

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