PODCAST: Machinery talks to cobot expert Universal Robots' UK sales manager, Mark Gray

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​In this first episode of a four-part series, Machinery’s editor, Andrew Allcock, talks to Mark Gray, UK sales manager for Universal Robots. They discuss the company’s history and technology; the UK industrial robot automation picture, with an emphasis on collaborative robots, so cobots, which are intended for work alongside and with people; what the barriers to cobot uptake have been and are; what UR is doing to address these barriers; we’ll example some relevant cobot success stories; and we’ll finish by considering the future outlook for cobot uptake in the UK.

Universal Robots (UK) is the global leader in the manufacture and supply of collaborative robots (cobots), robots that can safely work alongside people. The company was set up and is headquartered in Denmark’s robot hotspot of Odense (See Machinery, July 2019, p10 & www.is.gd/xetuke). In fact, with more than 100 robot companies there, Odense is the global centre of cobot efforts.

This podcast is sponsored by Denmark-headquartered cobot expert Universal Robots but independently scripted by Machinery.

Universal Robots (www.is.gd/wumanu) has more than 42,000 robots installed worldwide, giving it an estimated 50% of the market for cobots globally. Its family of four cobots boasts payloads of from 3 to 16 kg and reaches of from 500 to 1,300 mm.

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