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24th June 2020

Collaborative Robotics: the new workforce

See how the patent activity of collaborative robotics has changed over time.

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In this post COVID-19 world we need to find new solutions to get people back to work while at the same time maintaining social distancing. A push towards increased automation may be the answer, with one possible solution being collaborative robotics, or “co-bots”. These are robots designed for direct interaction between humans and robots inside a shared workspace and can support with enabling workers to maintain a safe distance from others.

Widespread adoption of collaborative robotics may be some time away, but companies need to survive the existing crisis and have the necessary capital to invest. The chart below shows an increase in patenting activity over the last five years and key innovators in the space.

Cipher has taken a look into the patent landscape of Collaborative Robotics, to see just who the key players are and where this innovation is going. To find out more about this patent landscape and to gain complimentary access to the full Landscape Report in Cipher, fill out the form below. If you’d like to learn more about how Cipher has enabled this analysis, get in touch.

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  • Who are the key patent players in collaborative robotics technologies?
  • What is the patent cost profile?
  • Which patent families have been litigated?
  • What is the patent activity over time?

Collaborative Robotics Patent Activity COW

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