Situation: GE Lighting aimed to produce street-lamp light fixtures in large quantities and high quality.
Use Case: GE lighting worked with Rethink Robotics and used their robot, Sawyer. Sawyer functions as a tool for the workers in the factory – it could fetch supplies or tools for workers, place the pieces of a light fixture together for the worker to perform final assembly (screw tightening, etc.), or do machine tending.
Measureable result: The cobot freed people up for more cognitive and dexterous tasks, it helped increase output, and it let people to do less ergonomically unhealthy work.
Technology: Advanced Robotics
Industry: Low voltage equipment