This presentation will provide details and context for intelligent robotics control on the factory floor. We show how a simplification of robot programming environments will help maximize operational efficiency and remove bottlenecks in production environments. We will go on to show how leveraging advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence, deep learning and computer vision, can increase quality and create a robust factory floor unseen in past decades.
Attendees will leave with an understanding of what the future looks like with software defined manufacturing, the value inherent in developing horizontal software platforms, and how to realize the full benefits of emerging technologies.
- Understand potential new robot control paradigms
- Understand new methods for integrating advanced software capabilities like AI, deep learning and computer vision
- Review their current and future manufacturing systems with an eye towards how new technology innovations alter their processes
Why Is It Important?
The first industrial robot was installed in 1961. Today, there are more than 1.8 million industrial robots installed on factory floors worldwide. Still, every industrial automation company faces the same challenge: how to reduce downtime and prevent expensive bottlenecks. In aerospace production facilities, the need for accuracy is paramount; this is even more so than other industries because the misalignment of one small part can potentially mean a fatal failure to launch. But artificial intelligence, computer vision, and modern networking infrastructure are setting the stage for a revolution in industrial manufacturing, and robots are consequently more capable than ever before. So what is the problem? Engineers today cannot take full advantage of these technologies because robotics and sensor platforms are dependent on vendor specific proprietary software. And there needs to be a shift in focus to the software layer to truly reach operational accuracy so important in the industry.