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Exhibit No. 4: Easy automation of assembly tasks

Assembly automation through automatic planning and program generation using the KUKA LBR iiwa

DLR and KUKA jointly demonstrate simple and flexible automation solutions for the assembly of metal structures using the new KUKA LBR iiwa lightweight robot. The worker can instruct the assembly process on the shop floor by just showing the desired arrangement without the need for complex manual robot programming. The assembly process is automatically planned and converted into a robot program for execution. Smart skills based on the robot's capabilities allow the uncertainties of a real SME environment to be addressed.

Use case

  • Automated assembly planning from CAD data
  • Automatic generation and execution of robot programs using a library of basic skills
  • Integration of motion and grasp planning within planning procedure and program execution
  • Demonstration of a complete assembly process from vision-based user input over automatic planning to program execution

Technological innovations

  • Smart Dual Arm with C5G open controller
  • Sensor-fusion data for complex assembling tasks
  • Fenceless approach by, the use of safety sensors
  • Human-robot interaction for intuitive process definition, based on models of manufacturing process and sensor data
  • Multifunctional equipment on board robot (Tool changer, grippers, nutrunner)
  • Cognitive features implemented such as skill engines, easy interactive GUI, exception handling, human robot
    interaction

Benefits

  • Robot manufactures can provide basic skills with the robots and tools
  • Integrators can provide task- or product-specific skill sets
  • Workers on shop-floor level can easily configure robot programs for product variants

Further information

Fact Sheet

Please download a fact sheet about Easy automation of assembly tasks which contains the above mentioned exhibit details (in PDF format). This fact sheet will also be distributed at the AUTOMATICA 2014 trade fair.

Press article

Please download a complete "ready to print" press article about Easy automation of assembly tasks (in PDF format) or (in DOCX format).

Pictures

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Easy automation of assembly tasks: Assembly automation through automatic planning and program generation using the KUKA LBR iiwa
(image credit: DLR)

Contact persons for this exhibit are:

  • Tim Bodenmüller
  • Ulrike Thomas
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