ABB’s YuMi dual-arm, collaborative robot rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite Studio in Times Square in New York City to start the trading day. YuMi was a guest of ROBO Global LLC, which offers The ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index Series, the index series to track the global robotics and automation market. Greg Scheu, the President of the America’s region for ABB, joined YuMi and ROBO Global executives at the podium for the ceremony.
YuMi joins a diverse and prestigious group of 2017 opening bell ringers that includes recent Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and representatives from Amazon, Cisco Systems and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
YuMi was introduced in April 2015, heralding a new era of robotic coworkers that are able to work collaboratively on the same tasks with humans while still ensuring the safety of those around it. Though it was specifically designed to meet the flexible and agile production needs of the consumer electronics industry, it has equal application in any small parts assembly and material handling environment.
ABB is a technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees.