How to use cobots (collaborative robots) in the best possible way and get the most value from your investment? The use of cobots in manufacturing holds great potentials; however, to reap the benefits it is necessary to approach the transformation the right way. At the Danish Technological Institute (DTI), we are often approached by manufacturing companies that have invested in technology like cobots but have not seen the business benefits they implicitly expected.
Human-robot co-work can significantly boost efficiency and can open up new opportunities in terms of the kinds of processes that can be automated and the kind of products that can be produced. So cobots can really improve both processes, products and business models. However, using cobots is not just about the technology.
For cobots to deliver real value and be a sound investment, it is necessary to understand the full business potentials and how your existing business model can be improved. It is also vital to address the organisational adjustments that are required, including the skills which staff need to work very closely with the cobots, to prepare your company to make the most of the technology. That is why, as a leading European RTO, at DTI we always address business potentials, organisational adjustments, and technological questions together - as three integrated elements of digital transformation in industry.