Airbag for robots eliminates risk to co-working humans

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Researchers from Germany’s Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics have developed a robotic airbag that inflates when the machine is operating at high velocities. In the modern age where robots are gradually being introduced into working environments such as warehouses, they pose level of risk to their human co-workers as machines can malfunction. Researchers believe this cushioning could eliminate such risk and a call for extra safety sensors being installed on every robot deployed in such an environment. Robots can come in the form of that similar to a human, or simply an ‘arm’ programmed to perform a particular manufacturing task…

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