FourByThree proposes the development of a new generation of modular industrial robotic solutions that are suitable for efficient task execution in collaboration with humans in a safe way and are easy to use and program by the factory workers.
The project was active for three years, December 2014-2017.
Last week, members of the FourByThree consortium gathered at ZeMA’s (Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik) facilities, located in Saarbrücken (Germany) for the last technical and plenary meeting of the project before the final review meeting, Read more
In the last week of September, project partner PILZ Spain & Portugal performed collision measurements of FourByThree cobots at IK4-TEKNIKER, where the ALFA scenario has been set up. Read more
The diffusion of lightweight robots is widening the opportunities of their use in manufacturing cells. In particular, the hardware adaptability to different operative conditions enables new challenging scenarios like, for example, those of co-presence of Read more
Source: Tech Crunch
Robots are great at doing things they’ve been shown how to do, but when presented with a novel problem, such as an unfamiliar shape that needs to be gripped, they tend to choke. AI is helping there in the form of systems like Dex-Net, which uses deep learning to let a robotic arm improvise an effective grip for objects it’s never seen before.
Source: Vancouver Sun
Robots are popping up in small U.S. factories — and they’re equipped with sensors to keep humans safe.
Robots are everywhere. They’re stocking shelves, pruning trees, making cocktails, delivering room service. Now they’re even showing up for work in some of the smallest factories, in a boost for Read more