Fenceless collaborative robot covered with a robot safety skin and two human workers touching it

Previewing the Future with Magna's Fenceless Robots

Robots and droids in popular culture – from C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB-8 in the Star Wars movies to Rosie in The Jetsons – are there to help humans, rather than replace them.

The same thing is true of Magna’s revolutionary new fenceless robot that has been up and running at our Lannach, Austria powertrain plant since April 2019. 

By working with multiple robotics companies and creating enabling technology, we are literally breaking down barriers, freeing robots from cages and moving to collaborative systems, where robots work side-by-side and hand-in-hand with humans.

Equipped with some of the same Magna technologies used for self-driving cars, the unique robot at Lannach can handle almost double the payload at 10 times the speed...

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