AI at the plant floor’s edge empowers machine builders to increase production quality and efficiency
Offline robot programming platforms are increasingly being used during the COVID-19 pandemic. Four scenarios, key programming features and perks are highlighted.
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A key factor behind the growth in collaborative robot deployment is the ready availability of simpler and more cost-effective systems comprising standard hardware, tooling and ancillary components
A robot operating system (ROS) delivers the services that would be expected from an OS – such as hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly used functionality, message-passing between processes and package management.
A system called RoboGrammar allows designers to simulate potential robot designs to find a system that works best for particular terrains.
Robot palletizer safely packs fresh eggs, increases throughput and reduces costs
Methods used to help robots walk and autonomous cars drive can help epidemiologists predict COVID-19's spread
A fiber-optic sensor that combines low-cost LEDs and dyes has been created by Cornell researchers, which results in a stretchable “skin” that detects deformations such as pressure, bending and strain.
Robots can augment and enhance the plant floor by handling the dirty, dull and dangerous tasks and work safely alongside humans.