Not all robots are programmed to perform tasks by themselves. Some of them work alongside humans. They’re called cobots, short for “collaborative robots.”

Here’s how they work.

An ideal team consists of members with different but complementary skills. Each member takes care of the task that corresponds to the abilities they possess. A cobot could take care of the repetitive, monotonous chores that people would rather not do anyway. It either follows human instructions or responds to human actions.

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