On March 15, RICAIP, the Research and Innovation Centre on Advanced Industrial Production in Prague, hosted an online training session on sensitive robot applications based on integrated torque sensors.
The training/tutorial presented force-controlled applications in the field of robotics. Participants were able to learn how to plan a robot sensitive application, use a suitable measurement concept as well as an appropriate robot controller. The methods presented were then validated on a real demonstrator, which was shown and discussed via video.
The training was moderated by Dr.-Ing. Ali Kanso, research associate at ZeMA and head of the research group for robotics and human-machine interaction as well as project manager of the Robotix Academy. Dr. Kanso already dealt with sensitive and applied robotics in his doctoral thesis.
Industrial robots are widely used in manufacturing. Due to complex production processes and products, force-controlled or sensitive robot systems are increasingly used. This reduces measurement inaccuracies and eliminates the need for more accurate information about the robot environment.
Special sensor technology and selected control strategies enable sensitive robot systems to interact with their environment. This interaction can be realized in the form of force-controlled applications, which offer high application potential in the industrial environment for the automation of assembly and manufacturing processes.