What is a Cobot

What is a Cobot (Collaborative Robot)? Invented in 1996 by J. Edward Colgate and Michael Peshkin,¬†professors at¬†Northwestern University. Their 1997 US patent entitled “Cobots” describes “an apparatus and method for direct physical interaction between a person and a general purpose manipulator controlled by a computer.” The invention resulted from a 1994 General Motors initiative led…