Definition of cobot in US English:



  • A computer-controlled robotic device designed to assist a person.

    • ‘Prototype cobots are being used on automobile assembly lines to help guide heavy components like seats and dashboards into cars.’
    • ‘With the cobot, all the worker will need to do is push or pull the door, and the cobot will guide it.’
    • ‘A new class of intelligent assist devices - called cobots, a conflation of the words collaborative and robot - are being tested on experimental assembly lines.’
    • ‘Within the space of a few years, cobots might revolutionize the manufacturing process as we know it.’
    • ‘We investigated the movements of seven operators with the cobot in representative environments.’


Blend of collaborative and robot.