The generations of robots now being developed will increasingly touch people and their lives. They will explore, work, and interact with humans in their homes, workplaces, in new production systems, and in challenging field domains. The emerging robots will provide increased support in mining, underwater, hostile environments, as well as in domestic, health, industry, and service applications. Combining the experience and cognitive abilities of the human with the strength, dependability, reach, and endurance of robots will fuel a wide range of new robotic applications. The discussion focuses on design concepts, control architectures, task primitives and strategies that bring human modelling and skill understanding to the development of this new generation of collaborative robots ”.
Collaborative robots are joining our lives in accelerated way. The process of incorporation of robotic technologies were usually initiated in industries, consolidated, and gradually moved into everyday life, but it is no longer the case. The most recent example is the impact of the collaborative robots in the health area during the covid19 pandemic. COBOTS have been taken quickly prominence and gone from being prototypes to taking responsibility in activities as: disinfection work, transport of goods, remote consultations, information posts to the public, among other functions... they arrived to stay. All professions are going to be affected with our new co-workers, so knowing what they can do and what they will do in the close future is more than useful, it is necessary.