Presentation on SII 2016 Conference, Sapporo, Japan

12/15/2016 5:32:54 PM

PhD Candidate Csongor Mark Horvath presented the current research results on the system for advanced monitoring of  industrial  robotized  processes developed by PPM and its partners  Yujin  Mechatronics and the Kyungpook National University (KNU) in South-Korea, the Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Germany, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary, and the Arctic University of Norway (UiT).

The  installation  of  industrial  robot  systems  requires  considerable  human  efforts during the mechanical and electromechanical setup. This  causes  high  costs  due  to  the  need  in  human  presence.  The PPM researchers propose  a  controllable  sensor  system  for  enhanced remote process  monitoring.  The  system  is  decoupled  from  the  process  tool  and  can  therefore  be  controlled independently.  It  constantly provides  the  machine  operator  with  updated process  information.  The  concept  is applied to an  autonomous  sensor  robot monitoring an industrial robot system for heavy, multi-pass TIG welding of voluminous workpieces.

The  ongoing  research is  co-funded by  the  Eurostars  project  iVAR, intelligent  Versatile Avatar  Robot,  and

the  Norwegian  Research  Council.