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What is Robot Agility?

 

Robot Agility Core Focus
A core focus on this competition is to test the agility of industrial robot systems, with the goal of enabling industrial robots on your shop floors to be more productive, more autonomous, and to require less time from shop floor workers. In this context, we define agility broadly to address:
  • Failure identification and recovery, where robot can detect failures in a manufacturing process and automatically recover from those failures
  • Automated planning, to minimize (or eliminate) the up-front robot programming time when a new product is introduced
  • Fixtureless environment, where robots can sense the environment and perform tasks on parts that are not in predefined locations
  • Plug and play robots, where robots from different manufacturers can be swapped in an out without the need for reprogramming

 

Created September 16, 2016, Updated November 8, 2016