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Exhibit 02: Assembly automation without programming

DLR, TU Chemnitz and KUKA jointly demonstrate simple and flexible automation solutions for the assembly of metal structures using two KUKA LBR iiwa lightweight robots. 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 skill-based robot program. The skills encapsulate robot capabilities and expert knowledge, allowing for handling uncertainties in SME-like environments.

DLR: Assembly automation without programming

Use case

  • Automated assembly for product variants from a pool of parts – one-of-a-kind production,
    shown by the example of assembling products from an industrial modular system
  • Easy integration of a robotic assembly station into CAD-based product workflows through automatic assembly sequence planning and generation of robot programs
  • Simple setup of two-arm robot systems on workbenches for manual assembly

Technological innovations

  • Automated assembly sequence planning from CAD data
  • Automatic generation and execution of robot programs using a library of reusable skills
  • Advanced workflow, motion and grasp planning for two arm systems and parallel execution
  • Integrated pre-simulation for fast evaluation of programs and setup changes
  • Distributed process control system and global knowledge database

Benefits

  • Product designers can directly generate and validate assembly plans
  • Workers on shop-floor level can easily configure robot programs for product variants
  • Simple integration of robot working area into manual workspace

Further information

Fact Sheet

Please download a fact sheet about exhibit 02 which contains the above mentioned exhibit details (in PDF format). This fact sheet will also be distributed at the AUTOMATICA 2016 trade fair.

Contact persons for this exhibit are:

  • Dr.-Ing. Tim Bodenmüller, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Dr.-Ing. Uwe Zimmermann, KUKA Roboter GmbH
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Thomas, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Lehrstuhl für Robotik und Mensch-Technik-Interaktion

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