April 11th, 2017 | Innovation
DID YOU KNOW?
- The word "robot" comes from the Czech "robota" which means "work"
- By 2017, there are nearly 2 million industrial robots distributed around the world.
- According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), the market for service robotics could reach 100 billion in 2018
- There are three main categories of industrial robots: welding and painting robots (mainly used in the automotive industry), assembly robots and mobile and autonomous robots (used for risk situations).
INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY
In the field of production, industrial robots are particularly appreciated for their automation and flexibility, which differentiate them from specialized machines. These characteristics are particularly sought-after because they allow an increase in productivity, improve the quality and facilitate the repetition of the tasks.
INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS: FROM CAD TO VIRTUAL REALITY
The scope of the OPTIS' product range opens the doors of robotics to a whole new level. The integration of our software in the most famous CAD platforms allows them to use the right geometry to obtain a digital model of the industrial arm. SPEOS - intelligent light simulation and visualization software - helps to anticipate the final product's perceived quality through its functions of simulating light and human vision based on the laws of physics and optics . Once the design and the ergonomics of the product have been validated, virtual reality makes it possible to manipulate the robot, even before its physical prototyping, as well as anticipating its responsivness. By simulating an ultra-realistic production chain, industrial players can now test and correct assembly errors related to robotics in no time and safely operating on maintenance of their machines.
"In the near future, robots will gain ground in the design process and in industrial manufacturing in general. To accompany this transition, OPTIS' solutions facilitate the upstream work, the use of the virtual reality favoring the Human-machine interactions. How? By simulating the interactions between the industrial arm, the user and the virtual environment in which the robot operates, or a humanoid robot that provides tools for virtual maintenance, "said Jacques Delacour, CEO and founder of OPTIS.