The hottest cooperative robot helps China's intell

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Collaborative robots help China intelligently make "corner overtaking"

China has become the largest consumer of industrial robots for five consecutive years. According to the data of the Institute of advanced industry research (GGII), 136000 industrial robots were added to the domestic market in 2017, with a year-on-year increase of 60%. But at the same time, in the market competition, domestic industrial robots with independent brands are still at a disadvantage for a long time

according to the analysis of industry experts, foreign enterprises take the lead in the field of industrial robots by virtue of their first mover advantage and technological accumulation. Abb and other four families account for about half of the market share of industrial robots. In contrast, China's robot enterprises are facing the problems of lack of professionals, lack of core components, and insufficient market recognition. In this context, it is believed that the emergence of cooperative robots brings new opportunities for domestic robots that are struggling to catch up

Yi Jianqiang, member of the CPPCC National Committee and researcher of the Institute of automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told Science and technology that the main working device of the cooperative machine in 2017, human, is a research direction rising in recent years, which emphasizes the cooperation between robots and people, or robots and robots, to jointly complete specified tasks

the "2017 blue book on the development of collaborative robot industry" released by the Institute of high technology industry shows that from 2014 to 2016, the annual compound growth rates of global collaborative robot sales and market scale were 74.71% and 71.23% respectively

according to the statistics of China robot industry alliance, from 2013 to 2016, the proportion of domestic industrial robots has been around 25% to 32% in terms of the number of units sold, and the increase in the inactivity of hardness testers is not obvious. In the first half of 2017, the sales volume of domestic industrial robots increased by about 20% year-on-year, far lower than the growth rate of the industry. Collaborative robot is an effective means for small and medium-sized enterprises and enterprises with flexible production requirements to realize intelligent manufacturing, and it is also an opportunity for domestic robot enterprises to overtake on curves in the market. Wang Xizhe, CEO of Zeda technology, who is committed to the research and development of modular collaborative robots, believes that

cooperative robots based on joint modules can be customized technically, with a price of 100000.3 million yuan, and can significantly reduce the use cost in the later stage through joint reuse, which is more attractive to small and medium-sized enterprises whose production mode is small batch and customized and cannot invest too much money in large-scale transformation of production lines. Wang Xizhe said

at the same time, although the core technology of China's robot industry needs to be strengthened, China's complete industrial system makes the upstream and downstream industrial chain of robots relatively perfect, which is also conducive to the development of cooperative robots

taking the harmonic reducer, the core component of robot, as an example, there are only a few manufacturers in the world that can deliver stably. The quality of Japanese products is the best, but the price and delivery time are very demanding for domestic enterprises. The domestic harmonic reducer has made remarkable progress and can meet the requirements of cooperative robots. For collaborative robot customers who are more sensitive to price and flexibility, using domestic suppliers has significant advantages. Wang Xizhe said that we particularly hope that small and medium-sized enterprises and all parties in the robot industry chain can pay attention to cooperative robots and reconfigurable robots, and work together to contribute to China's intelligent manufacturing and industrial upgrading. Committee member Yi Jianqiang pointed out that although robots have developed greatly in recent years and the ability of environmental perception based on artificial intelligence has also been greatly improved, some aspects are still insufficient. In judging each other's intentions, there is more need to study and cultivate the blade; (3) The position of the adjusting block on the load lever is not appropriate, so the joint efforts of the scientific and technological community and the business community are needed to achieve robot cooperation in complex environments

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