The added value of the manipulator clearly lies in its low weight and the resulting ergonomics. Employee, manipulator and product can work together in an optimum manner to reduce the physical load on the employee to a minimum. Without constant physical over-exertion to cope with, the team's productivity increases and long-term damage is prevented. Moreover, safety during production is increased and absences are reduced since the physiological stress on employees is alleviated. Our manipulator forges a bridge between the stamina and load-bearing capability of the robot and the intelligence of the worker, thus contributing to an optimum outcome.