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Denso unveils collaborative robot prototype it calls ‘Cobotta’

Denso, one of the world’s largest robotics and automation companies, has unveiled a video of the new collaborative robot it calls “Cobotta”.

The tiny six-axis prototype will be officially released towards the end of 2017 but the company has released a short video showing how it operates.

Denso, which is owned by Toyota, says Cobotta is ideal for research, testing, and learning purposes at universities, scientific institutes, laboratories, and more. 

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The machine provides “a flexible programming platform”, allowing users to operate the robot with diverse common programming languages such as C#, C++, and VB.

The robot also features an arm reach of 310 mm and a payload of 500 grams.

The controller is in the robot’s base, which makes it very compact and light – only 3.8 kg.