In the early 1950s, George C. Devol invented and patented a reprogrammable manipulator he called “Ultimate.” For the next decade he tried to sell his product without success.
Fast forward to 1977, when the iconic film Star Wars hit movie screens across the country. Fans were introduced to iconic characters Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, along with their sidekicks: collaborative robots R2-D2 and C-3PO.
Today, cobots are used for so much more than entertainment. Read below to learn what cobots are, the difference between robots and cobots, and about cobot capabilities.