OMRON Corporation and Techman Robot Incorporated have signed an agreement to form a strategic alliance in the area of collaborative robots. OMRON will globally market and sell Techman’s TM series of collaborative robots via OMRON’s worldwide distribution network under a co-branded logo, starting in the second half of FY2018. Besides, both these companies will cooperate in developing the next generation of collaborative robots.
OMRON’s mobile robots, which can move autonomously by avoiding people and obstacles, already work safely with humans by automating material handling operations all over the world.
“Since the acquisition of Adept Technology in 2015, OMRON has been putting great resources in the development of the robotics technologies and market. The alliance with Techman is aimed to advance the collaboration between humans and robots in manufacturing environments. OMRON’s entry into the collaborative arm robot market, in addition to the mobile robot market, will accelerate OMRON’s ‘innovative-Automation’ initiative, the goal of which is to bring innovation to the factories through the collaboration of humans and machines,” said Seigo Kinugawa, Executive Officer and Senior General Manager of the Robotics Business Development Project at OMRON.
“TM robots are smart, simple to use and safe. We endeavour to improve the life of humans based on innovation and our alliance with OMRON will help us move a big step toward that goal,” said Ho Shi-Chi, Chairman of Techman Robot Inc. “