ABB’s YuMi ushers in new era of collaborative robotics

YuMi’s unveiling at the Hannover Messe next week heralds a new era of robotic coworkers capable of working collaboratively with humans while ensuring their safety

Hannover, Germany, April 8, 2015 - Four decades ago, ABB introduced the first microprocessor-controlled robot to the world. Today, ABB is again shifting the paradigm with YuMi, the world's first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot. YuMi's arrival will fundamentally expand the types of industrial processes that can be automated to encompass small-parts assembly that is prevalent in the electronics industry. YuMi makes collaboration between humans and robots a reality. A new era of robotic coworkers has arrived.

ABB is a leading supplier of industrial robots, modular manufacturing systems and service. A strong focus on solutions helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 250,000 robots worldwide.

The ABB Group ( of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people. It is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact.

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