Why don’t robots do industrial polishing?
AUTODESK answers this question in their new article about SYMPLEXITY and discusses the future of industrial polishing and the challenges on the way to process automation.
While about 90% of surface finishing for industrial applications is done by hand*, SYMPLEXITY aims to reduce this number to about 20% by introducing human-robot collaboration and combining the strengths of both. One of the tools emerged from SYMPLEXITY project is SIR robot cell. It uses machine learning for developing the surface quality control algorithm and providing with the values of finishing parameters, such as shininess, roughness, defects, and etc. Based on these values the robot could adjust its polishing force, angle and speed. The metrology data will be seen in real time on the part through the Microsoft HoloLens, allowing an operator to decide where another tool or process is needed to achieve the needed quality of the surface. Thus, the SIR robot cell will become not only a manufacturing tool, but also a quality analysis tool.
Read full article: https://www.autodesk.com/redshift/symplexity/
*According to SYMPLEXITY’s research