Manufacturers around the world are gearing up to adopt Industry 4.0. Successful implementation hinges on companies’ ability to manage factories with smart machinery and IT systems connected by advanced software. Robots are key parts of the equation. With few exceptions robots in most factories today are used to perform monotonous tasks, as they come without the intrinsic cognitive capabilities of human operators in taking on tasks requiring sensory and intelligence. That’s starting to change though with transformative technologies such as artificial intelligence and advanced 3D vision systems, both are made possible by the rapid increase in computing power. By harnessing these powerful new technologies Solomon’s suite of AI-based machine vision solutions can significantly enhance productivity of robots by making them more ‘intelligent’ and flexible.
Solomon’s suite of AI-based machine vision solutions can significantly enhance productivity of robots by making them more ‘intelligent’ and flexible.By integrating seamlessly an advanced scanner hardware, 3D processing software, and state-of-art AI technologies, Solomon’s AccuPick 3D system is able to perform bin picking with high recognition rate and ease of use.
Vision Guided Robot
All it takes is for the Solscan 3D scanner to take a snapshot of the workpiece and the software immediately matches and calculates the required routes for robot to move along. Applications include sealing of automotive parts, gluing of footwear parts, quality inspection of metal or plastic injection objects, welding of motors, to name a few.
AI-based vision inspection
Rapid progresses brought by AI are starting to change the way machine vision problems are approached. In industrial setting, defects and features with irregular patterns such as hard-to-define scratches, stains, cracks and many other types of flaws have been difficult for conventional rule-based methods to inspect, but can now be identified with far more ease using neural networks.