Let the robot worry about part tolerances, or simply reduce the costs for specialised jigs. In-line part recognition and measuring allow for an adaptation of the robot’s paths – fitted precisely on the part – within the running process.
Part tolerances, uncertain environments, or the necessity for complex jigs often represent a barrier for automatization. Integrating sensor feedback with robust and adaptive control strategies can open up new fields for robotic applications, for example, large scale fabrication, where the final product, or the part to be processed is larger than the robotic system applied. But, also, manufacturing tasks, where workpiece tolerances influence processing precision, can only be realised applying adaptive process strategies. In addition, an intelligent sensing and control strategy can compensate for errors and imprecision of the robotic system itself and increase absolute robot positioning accuracy.