With thousands of years of evolution, human beings have learned to walk upright and use tools. In order to adapt to the complex and diverse environment, human beings also have strong and sensitive sensory input. Relying on the mutual cooperation of various senses, human beings can complete a variety of tasks. Therefore, science and technology are developed today.
Cooperation between human senses has been going on. Think about how to use the key to open the door when it is dark. First try to find out the approximate position of the keyway with your eyes, and then insert the key. But when the key is actually inserted into the keyhole, we will not look at it. Instead, we will use touch to make final adjustment until the key is inserted into the keyhole. This operation is so natural to humans that few people think about how the whole process works.
Generally speaking, robots have no sense of touch, but they can also "evolve" touch and benefit from it. We give robots dimensions Force sensor The robot will be able to have the sense of touch and manipulate objects in a simple environment without losing higher accuracy and sensitivity.
Most robots designed for collaborative applications have built-in force and torque sensing to ensure safety, especially when working close to or working directly with humans. But that's not enough, because we humans like to leave boring, repetitive, dirty and dangerous tasks to mechatronics. So we're more concerned with those that can actually work independently or in an integrated way Multi dimensional force sensor Only by putting these high-end sensor Only by integrating it into Mechatronics robot can we achieve our goal.
Thanks to mature sensor solutions, new designs and intelligent software, we have realized the technology that robots can touch and "feel.". In robotics, vision and touch are complementary ways. As a result, industry experts predict that touch sensing will soon join mainstream robot applications like visual technology.
It takes a lot of time and space for the robot to process and correct the burr. But it integrates multiple dimensions force sensor After that, using the sensor's path recording function, the operator can simply grasp the arm end device and make the desired movement. The sensor records the force and direction applied by the operator, and the robot can repeat the action of the operator. This will greatly improve the work efficiency and help to ensure the safety of operators.
In addition, the multi-dimensional force sensor is also helpful for product positioning, product testing, product packaging and robot assembly.
For example, precision assembly such as piston assembly or gear assembly is a common application of multi-dimensional force sensors. These precision installation of the operating plane will not only be vertical or horizontal, in some cases the operating platform will be accompanied by a certain angle, which will bring great difficulty to the actual assembly, and the accuracy requirements are also difficult to guarantee. The difficulty in actual assembly is not only that, but also the accuracy required by the current application is only limited to visual technology. Because there will be gaps between parts in the actual assembly, and the gap is only one tenth of the diameter of human hair, so visual technology alone can not achieve perfect alignment. Therefore, in these practical applications, adding tactile is the way to achieve perfect assembly.
With the rising labor cost in China, automation will bring benefits to enterprises. In addition to the human task of assembling the heavy-duty components, such as the haptic machine or the robot, which is also able to complete the task of manufacturing these small parts independently, such as the manufacturing machine or the robot.
Robots with multi-dimensional force sensors have the sense of touch. They will become more powerful and can perform more complicated, tedious or dangerous work that should have been done manually. Enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, will continue to benefit from it.