Dynamic coordination of handling, packing & stacking
Precise movement from point to point - that is how we know robotic systems in action
While for welding and varnishing these abilities are enough, for us robotic automation starts at that point:
- A robot searches his own "intelligent" way!
- The robot reacts on changes in his environment!
- The robot grabs individual formed objects and pinpointly deposits them!
You can not imagine a robot which is able to sort, pack and palletise? But here we are:
The calculation of a dynamic track is best to explain with the application of automated baggage loading.
At the airport, baggage is loaded into a container or on a cart. Based on scanned baggage data and the measuring of the stacking area the optimum load position for the next piece of luggage is calculated in the stacking software. Afterwards the control unit of the robot has to solve two problems: First it has to calculate how to position the piece of luggage on the picking tool and second how to reach the optimum discharge position without loosing the object or clashing with any barricade.
Therefore the robot is not programmed with strict ways of movement, it calculates each way situationally and dynamically itself.