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Startup uses airbags to protect humans working with robots

Cobotect has received interest for their products that safeguard interactions between humans and robots, especially from Germany's car manufacturers including Volkswagen. Increased safety would mean that robots could work more efficiently and at a faster pace when near humans.


TWO years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen AG factory in Germany after the maintenance worker became trapped in an area usually off-limits to humans. While this type of tragedy is still relatively rare, efforts to...

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