Recent developments in technologies such as machine vision, that allows accurate identification of objects; improved actuators and manipulators, which allow robots to move and grasp objects, and positioning software that facilitates movement, are now mature and sufficiently reliable to allow the development of robots that work alongside humans.
The demand for these service robots is predicted to be immense. According to a Global Market Insights report, the market for service robotics is estimated to grow at over 17.8% from 2016 to 2022, reaching USD 21.7 billion.
To provide the functionality required by service robots a multidisciplinary approach is required and Robotae is at the forefront of this technology.
An embedded PC controls seven servoed motors over a CAN bus to quickly and consistently polish the workpieces using precise control of position, speed and torque.
Safety features include 24V operation, E-stop circuit and a safety enclosure with lid sensor, which also provides dust extraction.