Being able to program industrial robots flexibly, efficiently and accurately: automated path-planning and program generation offer an enormous potential to reduce programming efforts and speed up continuous-path processes, e.g. welding and machining tasks.
Fraunhofer IPA develops software modules, models and components to improve the accuracy, adaptability, efficiency and thus cost-effectiveness of industrial robot processes and path generation.
The mechanical adaptability, precision and repeat accuracy of robots offer enormous potentials to increase efficiency in industrial productions. However, the amount of programming effort required often means that these potentials cannot be fully exploited. This is where automated path-planning and program generation come into play. They improve the speed, accuracy and adaptability of industrial robot processes, such as component machining, deburring or path-welding tasks.