An innovative technology concept consisting of online referencing, machine vision and vision-based robot control (visual servoing) equips the Cobot with the necessary intelligence and sensitivity to enable human-robot collaboration in a dynamic working environment.
By including online referencing, the defined feature is localized through sensor data and based on this, the robot motion can be adapted. If, for example, the component position changes, the cobot immediately detects the external disturbance while the process is still running, corrects its movements in real time and thus prevents a possible collision with the component. This is done by machine vision and visual servoing, the vision-based robot control system, which enables the system to be much more robust, to react sensitively to the production environment and to compensate its movements even in unforeseeable situations.
Intelligent, autonomous and sensitive – the newly gained characteristics create new possibilities in the practical application of robots. The cooperation between humans and robots brings added value, especially where ergonomics in the work area is an issue or where lightweight robots are the preferred choice for space-saving reasons instead of industrial robots with a separate protection device. Cobots can thus be easily integrated into numerous assembly activities such as riveting, sealing and bin picking.