Advanced and collaborative robotics

Advanced and collaborative roboticsSub Module -1: Introduction to the functionality of the hybrid factory with advanced and collaborative robotics

Duration: 3 Hrs

Recipients: users with the need to know and make the best use of the potential and limits offered by the so-called robots and expected evolutions.

Objectives: the module aims to introduce the user to the fascinating world of robotics.

Encountered in science fiction films of the last century, the robot is employed in large stages of mass production. During the module, various uses of robots will be presented, in order to better understand the potential for use reached by our fellow workers.

Contents:

  • Introduction to the module
  • What is a robot
  • RPA, Robot and Co-bot
  • What benefits
  • How robots and co-bots are used today
  • The robots of the future
  • Final thoughts Advanced and collaborative robotics
  • Key points of this module

An advanced robotics programming concept is the use of sensors, such as touch, ultrasonic, or light sensors that allow a robot to interact with the real world around it. … Based on movement and sensors, robots can now also use cognition to plan its next move.

Unlike traditional “autonomous” one-job machines, collaborative robot (cobots) technology can mimic multiple hand-arm movements required for repetitive tasks such as inspecting small auto parts or wheel hub assemblies

The simplest way to understand how cobots and industrial robots differ is that cobots are designed to work alongside human employees, while industrial robots do work in place of those employees.

Collaborative robots, are entering the manufacturing scene as the next evolution in automated aids. One of the most notable difference between the classical industrial vs. collaborative robots is the lack of physical barriers separating the human from the robot, which implies that the robot’s environment is now dynamic, requiring active sensing and acceptable physical interactions. 

Augmenting human performance with the machine precision has enabled modern engineering. From the industrial revolution to space age computing, machines have aveliated the burden of human error and fatigue limits. Contemporary manufacturing has utlized robotics to meet the requirements of highly repetitive and highly accurate tasks, however often these tasks are fixed preprogrammed routines that are unable to handle large process variation. – Advanced and collaborative robotics