Beautiful things happen when robots and humans work together. This airbag makes sure that it continues to stay that way

It’s not rocket science that robots can potentially reduce labor processes in various work environments. But when it comes to safety, The Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics doesn’t want to take any risks, so they developed a robotic airbag to keep human workers safe.

After all, robots are still machines and when operating at high velocities, they can still pose health safety risks to human co-workers. Hannes Höppner and Roman Weitschat made an air cushion pad filled with compressed air. This cushioning is what gives humans that extra safety precaution against potential harm and collisions. There are also sensors to detect possible collisions and the airbag automatically opens up when the robot starts working.

The Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics

It’s not rocket science that robots can potentially reduce labor processes in various work environments. But when it comes to safety, The Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics doesn’t want to take any risks, so they developed a robotic airbag to keep human workers safe.

After all, robots are still machines and when operating at high velocities, they can still pose health safety risks to human co-workers. Hannes Höppner and Roman Weitschat made an air cushion pad filled with compressed air. This cushioning is what gives humans that extra safety precaution against potential harm and collisions. There are also sensors to detect possible collisions and the airbag automatically opens up when the robot starts working.