Universal Robots is touring the UK with the aim of demonstrating the benefits that user-friendly, flexible automation can bring to UK manufacturers.

Universal Robots, the worldwide leading provider of collaborative robots (cobots) by units sold, has today announced that it will be taking its cobots on the road during its UK Cobot Automation Tour 2019. Visitors of the tour will get hands-on experience of the collaborative robots and hear directly from industry experts about how to best optimise production efficiency through cobots and automation.

The tour kicked off on 12th February in Oxford, and will travel throughout the country until mid-July. Universal Robots is welcoming attendees to also join them in Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, Edinburgh or Southampton, where the tour ends on 11th July.

At each event, individuals will be given the opportunity to program the flexible and user-friendly cobots themselves. A wide range of UR + partners, including RobotiqSICKSKRobotics and Soft Robotics, will also be exhibiting their automation solutions, providing attendees with the perfect opportunity to see and engage with a wide range of end-effectors and tooling. 

Mark Gray, UK Sales Manager said: “We are very excited to be bringing our cobots to the people of the UK this year. The tour will be very interactive and participants will be able to simply walk up to one of the collaborative robots on display, grab a touchscreen and within two minutes they will master their first robot move.”

“Our aim is to demonstrate that automation really is for everyone, not just large corporations with expert robotic engineers,” said Gray. “Those who attend the tour will experience how user-friendly automation can simply slot into existing operations and can really be handled by existing employees with minimal training.”

To guarantee your place at the event please register here.