Inspiring North West producers with distant robotics

A digital actuality (VR) robotics showcase has been put in at AMRC North West to…

Inspiring North West producers with distant robotics

A digital actuality (VR) robotics showcase has been put in at AMRC North West to assist the area’s companies unlock the immense potential of robotic know-how to spice up their manufacturing processes. 

The inclusion of Lengthen Robotics’ UR5e RoboKit and SenseKit module, is designed to showcase the potential of cutting-edge, accessible robotics know-how and used to encourage new approaches to manufacturing.

Aparajithan Sivanathan, Head of Digital Expertise on the Superior Manufacturing Analysis Centre (AMRC) North West, mentioned: “When introducing new applied sciences, accessibility is essential. The pace and ease of set up, coupled with the simple to make use of, intuitive VR controls, means Lengthen Robotics’ resolution has immense potential to improve producers’ present robotics.”

AMRC North West is a part of the College of Sheffield and a member of the Excessive Worth Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Its aim is to assist the Lancashire area’s manufacturing group entry superior applied sciences that can drive enhancements in productiveness, efficiency and high quality.

This newest piece of equipment, bought by the Samlesbury Enterprise Zone-based analysis centre, was fulfilled as a part of Lengthen Robotics’ inclusion in Common Robotic’s UR+ ecosystem. This ecosystem, which offers entry to greater than 340 licensed kits, elements, grippers, software program and security equipment, seamlessly integrates with Common Robots’ cobots.

Dr Chang Liu, is founder and CEO of Lengthen Robotics, an organization which goals to develop human-robot interface software program for non-robotic specialists to teleoperate and programme robotic manipulators remotely for bodily duties.

Dr Liu mentioned: “Our set up with AMRC North West demonstrates simply how easy it may be to dramatically improve your robotics capabilities. In lower than an hour we made it potential for his or her robotic arm to be distant operated from wherever on this planet. We hope it will encourage different producers to discover how we will prolong their functionality utilizing our know-how.”

The set-up of the VR robotics know-how by Lengthen Robotics took only one hour – and was accomplished utilizing its distinctive software program, seamlessly integrating with AMRC North West’s present robotics {hardware}.