Rapid and autonomous automation
- Traditional automation systems are costly and complex, tailored for mass production. We offer flexible, reusable solutions for diverse production needs, including small-scale automation. Our innovations include versatile process management, multi-robot coordination, and autonomous 3D measurements, with ongoing enhancements in path planning and real-time control.
- Lot-Size One Customization: Our approach enables tailored production, even for single-unit manufacturing, meeting specific demands with precision.
- Utilizing Diverse Software Ecosystems: We harness cutting-edge libraries from computer science, gaming, and more to address emerging manufacturing challenges.
- Cost-Effective Automation: By minimizing the need for extensive custom engineering, our solutions offer an economical path to automation.
Adaptive Flexibility: Our systems are designed to seamlessly transition between small-scale and mass production, catering to diverse manufacturing requirements.
Current automation approaches are optimized for mass production of identical goods, and the engineering of according systems is a costly and labor-intensive process. Reasons for this are fractured and closed ecosystems, impossibility of the reuse of solutions, and the immense requirements on reliability and cost.
We aim to provide reusable, universally applicable solutions for core challenges in robot-based automation, mirroring achievements in the software industry. Additionally, we seek to enable fully autonomous, lot-size-one manufacturing systems.
Progress includes hardware-independent process definition, intuitive multi-robot teaching, autonomous workspace exploration, fully autonomous 3D measurement, and a assembly cell concept for software-defined manufacturing. Ongoing research focuses on multi-robot path planning, hard real-time control with Python from local servers, and developing a retrofittable collision detection system.