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Learn/teach about robots with 3D vision

Posted by Bert Maes on September 28, 2009


In the manufacturing industry of the future, sophisticated automation and robots will play the key roles.

Now several companies are creating robots with a 3D vision guidance system.

dyson_washing_machine

Example: engineering and placing the tub of a washing machine.

Robots with 3D vision can pick up parts of several kinds of sizes and orientations, find the exact position where the parts should be and rotate them to match the location of the studs.

Example: warehousing

Robots with 3D imaging can place parts into racks, pick parts from leaning stacks, and accurately locate large, hard-to-fixture parts.

iRCalibrationExample: car manufacturing

A laser-based 3D guidance system shows the robot exactly where to install the rear window on a vehicle, where to dispense an adhesive or where to make a weld.

(more on http://www.assemblymag.com/)

It must be pretty cool to design and engineer such super robots, isn’t it?

Kids: get acquainted with advanced CNC machining to make your creative dreams come true…


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