Method to increase the productivity of collaborative robots
Data di pubblicazione
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Data di priorità
Politecnico di Milano
Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering
Andrea Zanchettin, Paolo Rocco
The invention relates to a system for controlling the motion of one or more collaborative robots, i.e. industrial manipulators mounted on a fixed or mobile base and equipped with one or more end effectors, able to operate without the use of protective barriers for the human operator .
The idea behind the invention concerns the definition and corresponding calculation of the directions of motion, for the end effector of one or more industrial robots, to optimize their productivity.
The system is able to determine the presence and position of one or more human operators, to estimate the time evolution of the position and to interface with the control system.
If there are obstacles to its pre-programmed motion, the robot can choose alternative directions along which to continue its motion, by maintaining its productivity or otherwise slowing down or finally stopping when none of the feasible alternatives allow the robot to continue its task safely.
Campo di applicazione
Optimization of collaborative robot's performance in terms of productivity according to one of the following factors:
- tasks speed or execution time;
- industrial profitability;
- energy efficiency.