Cobots in Manufacturing
While cobots are currently only taking a small part of the robotic market at present, predictions are indicating that by 2025, cobots will account for 34% of all robots sold on the market. In 2021, the global collaborative robot market was valued at US $894.60 million, with an expected rise to US$3.21 billion in 2026, and USD 7 billion by 2030. Judging by the rising number of companies throwing their hats in the cobot market, it’s evident that everyone wants a piece of the cake.
2D Vision vs 3D Vision
The choice between 2D and 3D vision technologies often sparks debate; however, this is not necessarily an "either-or" decision. The debate between 2D and 3D machine vision systems is often a matter of application-specific requirements, as each application offers unique advantages and limitations. Let’s delve into why both 2D and 3D vision systems have distinct roles in manufacturing, and why neither is poised to render the other obsolete.