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Four Providers of Collaborative Robots Named IDC Innovators

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International Data Corporation (IDC)
recently published an IDC Innovators report profiling four companies
developing collaborative robots to help drive the adoption of
collaborative robotic automation and elevate the overall competitiveness
of the end-user organizations. The four companies named IDC Innovators
are AUBO Robotics, Franka Emika, JK-Tech Robotics, and Techman Robotics.

Intelligent collaborative robots (cobots) equipped with sensors,
visions, mobility, and data analytics are finding their sweet spot
applications in manufacturing, logistics, and other industries. The
deployment of cobots have experienced significant growth in recent
years. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years, fueled by
the maturity of technology, availability of a broader range of
solutions, and the accumulation of application experiences by the user
community and ecosystem players.

"Cobots are being increasingly deployed by many manufacturing and
logistics organizations to increase operations efficiency, agility, and
product quality," said Jing
Bing Zhang
, research director, IDC Worldwide Robotics.
"With more and more vendors entering the market, it becomes imperative
for vendors to focus on delivering highly differentiable and value-added
solutions to address the pain points of the target customers."

AUBO Robotics has developed several cobot models featuring high
positional repeatability, open architecture and modular joint design.
Users can customize the number of joints and the length between the
joints to meet specific application requirements.

Franka Emika offers a seven-axis, modular, and ultra-lightweight cobot
designed to interact with and assist humans safely. The company also
provides Conformité Européenne (CE)-certified out of the box solution
app packages for pre-defined applications.

JK-Tech Robotics has developed highly sensitive seven-axis robots with
integrated torque sensors for all seven joints. This ensures that the
cobots are highly sensitive, flexible, and responsive to external
contact and resistance.

Techman Robotics offers several models of cobots and mobile cobots with
integrated visions systems, which increases the versatility and
flexibility of its robots in carrying out industrial tasks and
eliminates the need for precise presentation of materials to be handled.

The report, IDC
Innovators: Collaborative Robots, 2018
(IDC #US43377218),
profiles four notable vendors that are developing and manufacturing
collaborative robots (cobots).

About IDC Innovators

IDC
Innovators
reports present a set of vendors – under $100 million in
revenue at time of selection – chosen by an IDC analyst within a
specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a
groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new
business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a
segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. Vendors in the
process of being acquired by a larger company may be included in the
report provided the acquisition is not finalized at the time of
publication of the report. Vendors funded by venture capital firms may
also be included in the report even if the venture capital firm has a
financial stake in the vendor's company. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC
INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.

For more information about IDC Innovators research, please contact Karen
Moser at kmoser@idc.com.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of
market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information
technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With
more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and
local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in
over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals,
business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based
technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives.
Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data
Group (IDG),
the world's leading media, data and marketing services company that
activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. To learn
more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com.
Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC
and LinkedIn.

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