November 22, 2022
To address labor shortages and rising costs in the retail and service sectors, China-based Dobot has announced a new Nova Series of collaborative robots designed specifically for retail customers. The new robots can handle tasks such as making coffee, cocktails, ice cream, noodles, fried chicken, and even perform physical therapy.
The Nova 2 and Nova 5 are the first two models in the series, with payloads of 2 kg and 5 kg respectively. Dobot said the robots can replace workers to help reduce operating expenses and decrease direct human contacts during pandemics.
To help meet needs of retail branding, the Nova Series offers color customization to better fit into retail stores for better customer experiences, and they are more compact than comparable industrial cobots, with the ability to fit into one square meter of space.
Dobot said that most retail stores do not have full time engineers on staff, so the Nova series cobots are designed to be easy to use. This includes drag to teach and a graphical UI, allowing anyone to program a Nova cobot without coding knowledge. Dobot said setting up a Nova takes as little as 10 minutes.
The series includes multiple safety features to intelligently sense human movement, and they can stop operation in 0.01 seconds upon detecting a collision. In case of a power outage, the Nova automatically freezes in position to ensure the safety of others.
For more information on the new series, visit the Dobot website here.