iRobot

iRobot
A new generation robot at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) which is being used in the marine industry.

Robots can be used to improve productivity. Their main robotic use would be to carry out jobs that are dangerous, dirty, demanding and demeaning. The shipping industry is a place where robots can be put to good use.

 

PRECISE FORCE AND MOTION CONTROLS

Standard robots can be fitted with additional force-controlled module units to control the force they should apply onto surfaces. Industrial applications include smoothing the surface of ship propellers that have just been casted.

 

WALK-THROUGH TEACHING

This robotic system comes with a novel teaching technique called walk-through teaching. The operator will be able to move the robot arm and teach it the movements it must carry out. Panel welding can be carried out by robots to save on manpower.

Robots can be used to improve productivity. Their main robotic use would be to carry out jobs that are dangerous, dirty, demanding and demeaning. The shipping industry is a place where robots can be put to good use.

 

AUGMENTED REALITY

This robot can learn surface topology with its laser range finder and camera. The operator can draw out the path to be taken by the robot arm, and it can be used for spray painting a specific location or beveling off edges.

A new generation of robots is being researched and developed by SIMTech for industry adoption to improve productivity.


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