Italian Design Icons (IDI) is an event where technology meets design for sustainability. Comau will showcase its cutting-edge products – e.DO and MATE – at the third edition of IDI on November 17, 2018 in Shanghai. Both products have an innovative, attractive Italian design that recognizes the importance of aesthetics, but also functionality and ease of use. Following EMO Milano 2015 (international exhibition for the machine tools industry), Comau launched a new design philosophy for manufacturing systems dubbed “redesigning automation”.

e.DO is a modular, open-source, Industry 4.0-enabled, “build-it-yourself” robot, developed for educational projects. e.DO is easy to assemble and its user-friendly control interface allows students of all ages to create, learn and play with robotics. Comau’s educational robot supports traditional teaching methods for a variety of subjects – including math, physics, art and computer science – while stimulating creativity and student  participation. It is also the ideal tool to bring young people closer to new technologies and the digital transformation that is redefining automation.

MATE, Comau’s first exoskeleton, is an ergonomically designed spring-based structure which eases repetitive movements and relieves effort, improving the quality of work thanks to a lightweight, breathable and effective postural support. Wearable technologies are becoming an integral part of  the smart factory by assisting workers while they’re performing everyday activities.

CEO of Comau China & ASEAN Mr. Mauro Anselmetto will deliver a keynote speech about Comau’s approach to digitalization and innovation. With the world of manufacturing rapidly changing, digital technologies are enabling the evolution towards more efficient, quality driven, and personalized production. Key elements of the digital transformation include: intelligent machines, advanced analytics and people. Comau’s innovation pillars reflect this change in the industry with our open innovation model focused on:  easy to use solutions, added value manufacturing solutions backed by advanced technologies, and human robot collaboration.

Innovation is a recurring theme that accompanies almost every activity within Comau – from products to systems and training to customer relations – and extends to spearheading a new era of automation that is open, connected, and easy to understand and use. Comau constantly develops new products, such as e.DO and MATE, and cutting-edge technologies to optimize human and machine collaboration within the factory. We call this HUMANufacturing.