Latest News

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 2017-05-11
Thursday, 2016-06-30
Tuesday, 2016-06-21

AUTOMATICA 2016

Wednesday, 2016-06-01

RoboBusiness Europe

Exhibit No. 6: Collaborative machining

Advanced and yet easy to use

Project partners Güdel and Lund University present the skills-based portability of robot programs, including both manually written and automatically generated programs, applied to both serial and parallel kinematic robots. Interoperability between the two different types of robots is demonstrated by wood-working with realtime coordination of the arms over Ethernet, with selfcalibration and robot-learning functions connected to a knowledge base for continuous improvements and reuse of task specifications.

Use case

  • Two completely different robots can perform work based on a common task description
  • Motions are coordinated via real-time Ethernet without dependency on one specific protocol
  • Network interfaces are self-describing such that any incompatibility during system integration is clear to
    the non-expert
  • Definitions in tasks and devices are semantically grounded in a knowledge base, which supports the uncertainty management (such as learning and adaptation) and error handling
  • Independence on a specific robot type leads to the flexible use of robots

Technological innovations

  • Skill-based portability: Skills represent reusable specification of robot motions.
  • Interoperability: Different robots work together over neutral and replaceable interfaces.
  • Real time coordination: Real time sensor data can be used to enhance the machining.
  • Identification of stiffness and non-linearity: Selfrecalibration without additional sensors.
  • Process cationidentifi: The robot can learn and tune parameters to increase the quality.
  • Iterative Learning Control: Through the iterative learning the process is continuously adapted and advanced machining with an excellent quality is made possible.
  • Existing devices and proprietary protocols can be incorporated.
  • Knowledge-based functions appear in existing
    engineering tools for swift acceptance

Benefits

  • Independence on a specific robot type leads to the flexible use of robots
  • Easy integration into existing software tools/packages
  • Easy changeover of parts: Multiple robots can work on the same part at the same time
  • Coordination of different robot types over neutral and replaceable interfaces
  • Fast implementation of new/changed sequences, reuse of tasks
  • Handling of uncertainties during the process
  • Continual improvements from learning and manual tuning

Further information

Fact Sheet

Please download a fact sheet about Collaborative machining 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 Collaborative machining (in PDF format) or (in DOCX format).

Pictures

files/Downloads/Pictures/SMErobotics_CollaborativeMachining_ULUND_1.png
Online (300 KB)
  Collaborative machining on a
table top robot and an ABB robot
(image credit: ULUND)
     
files/Downloads/Pictures/SMErobotics_CollaborativeMachining_TableTopRobot_T3_ULUND_1.jpg
Online (50 KB)
 
Collaborative machining
on a table top robot
(image credit: ULUND)
     
  Collaborative machining
on a table top robot
(image credit: ULUND)
     
files/Downloads/Pictures/SMErobotics_CollaborativeMachining_TableTopRobot_T3_ULUND_3.jpg
Online (40 KB)
  Collaborative machining
on a table top robot
(image credit: ULUND)

     
files/Downloads/Pictures/SMErobotics_CollaborativeMachining_TableTopRobot_T3_ULUND_4.jpg   Collaborative machining
on a table top robot
(image credit: ULUND)

 

Contact persons for this exhibit are:

Klas Nilsson files/Downloads/Partner logos/LundUniversity_C2line_PMS_h100.png
Michael Marti files/Downloads/Partner logos/gudel_logo_RGB.png

 

News

Events

Thursday, 2017-05-11
Thursday, 2016-06-30
Tuesday, 2016-06-21

AUTOMATICA 2016

Wednesday, 2016-06-01

RoboBusiness Europe