Tactile sensing technologies allow collaborative robots to ‘feel’ many classes of objects – hard, soft, rigid, flexible, etc. As EU Automation’s Claudia Jarrett notes, this capability allows cobots to perform increasingly complex tasks while working in a collaborative manner with humans.
Developing SLAM systems is resource intensive, technically challenging, and expensive. In addition, the lack of common and shareable approaches for understanding the operational environment shared by robotics systems and humans has resulted in a multitude of system specific, spatial intelligence silos. There has to be a better way.
A critical challenge for manufacturers is the ongoing skills gap for programming, integrating and operating the robots and the capabilities operators possess. For manufacturers to become agile and autonomous, robots must be faster and easier to program and implement. Enter ‘no code’ programming.