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Voice-Enabled Robot Programming and Control Application

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH has announced the worldwide availability of CoboVox, a cutting-edge voice-enabled programming and control application for robots-an industry first, according to the company.

Certified by Universal Robots and compatible with most end effectors, CoboVox is an intuitive programming platform that allows operators to control collaborative robots (cobots) with natural voice commands and simple language instructions. The performance of CoboVox is not impacted by accents, and it even detects synonyms of commonplace terms.

"Installed and voice-activated in just a few minutes, CoboVox eliminates the costs and complexity of programming robots with other approaches, such as 3D vision systems, simulation-based offline programming and machine learning," said a company spokesperson. "Technicians do not need to have any extensive robot programming experience to operate CoboVox; in fact, CoboVox can be used by staff of all skill levels. Recent tests with UR robots show that CoboVox can reduce programming times by up to 43%."

"CoboVox is unlocking tremendous efficiency and cost savings for manufacturers looking to benefit from the potential robots offer, particularly in hypercompetitive markets crippled by a tight labor market," explained Bahadur Ibrahimov, Head of Robotics at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH. "CoboVox helps to build production capacity while slashing equipment idle times. Furthermore, upskilling technicians on voice-activated robot programming can be an effective strategy to assign workers to more meaningful work and increase employee retention."

CoboVox's voice-enabled robot programming can be used for a variety of applications, including manufacturing, videography and education.

For more information contact:

Konica Minolta Business Solutions

100 Williams Drive

Ramsey, NJ 07446


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