Use of collaborative robotics to do metrology
- Start: Sept. 1, 2020
One of the first applications where collaborative robots were successful was machining tending. This task, which consists of loading and unloading a machine tool, is still one of the most common tasks for this type of robot. Their use allows them to replace machinists in a non-value added part of the machining task, with the consequence of allowing machine shops to "scale" their production without necessarily having to commit additional resources. However, the robots used in this type of task are not very solicited and spend an important part of the cycle time doing nothing. The idea of this project is to investigate if it is possible for these robots to perform metrology activities during the dead time of these machining cycles in order to evaluate the quality of the machined parts.