Missed ReconCell’s live demonstration at Automatica? Watch it hereadmin
The European project ReconCell was part of the euRobotics booth at Automatica Fair 2016 in Munich. Even though ReconCell is a fairly new project – it was kicked-off in November 2015- it could already provide a live demonstration of a first prototype.
The ReconCell project aims at developing a widely autonomous robotic workcell that will allow very short, self-adaptable and affordable changeovers under the conditions demanded and based on end-user needs.
The first prototype released at Automatica is a simplified ReconCell set-up with one industrial robot arm that can perform pick and place tasks, an interface prototype, a first simulation version for robot programming, a hexapod, a plug and produce system and boxjoints to form the actual cell. The demonstration in the video shows how easy users can program the robot with the interface to reconfigure parts of the ReconCell, here a hexapod, autonomously.
In addition to these first components, the future ReconCell product will have more technical elements such as cooperative robots, a 3D vision system, an error control system as well as force-based control and adaption capabilities. Thus, the future ReconCell will be able to nearly automatically reconfigure itself in order to execute new assembly tasks efficiently, precisely, and economically with a minimum amount of human intervention.
The ReconCell project is establishing different networks that can be joined by innovative stakeholders, also seen as pioneers, who are eager to shape the design process of the ReconCell. Manufacturing companies will have the possibility to receive funding for these tasks within the frame of ReconCell’s Open Calls 2017. If you are see yourself as such a pioneer and would like to receive more information, please contact: [email protected].