LBR iiwa solves tasks with a sensitive touch
Handling workpieces with a kuka small robotThe KR AGILUS sixx small robot is extremely fast. It is located in a training cell with a transparent table, automatic workpiece supply by vibratory feeder and an image processing system for workpiece recognition. Depending on the study level – Bachelor or Master – it can be used to accomplish different tasks. Pick-and-place is a typical automation scenario. Here the robot is used to grip workpieces and position them accurately. The image processing system can also be used to recognize and sort different parts. Another task is programming the robot to find its way through a foam labyrinth.
Programming by means of software simulationAs far as programming is concerned, students can use the simulation software KUKA.Sim Pro to program robots offline on the PC and test the sequence with KUKA.OfficeLite In this way, they learn to create motion sequences that can be used, for example, in robotic cells for production and assembly. Following the simulated tests, the sequences programmed offline can be checked directly on the real machine and optimized under practical conditions. “Simulation is a good first step when planning what can be done with a robot, but sooner or later it reaches its limits. The real world behaves slightly differently from the simulated world in certain respects. That is why the ability to transfer the planning on the computer directly to the real robot and apply it there is so valuable,” says Prof. Dr. Meierlohr. Moreover, the integration of the simulation workstations makes it possible to divide the students into smaller groups that can work at multiple stations. This increases the intensity and success of the learning process. In this way, the students can work through the typical engineering tasks from planning through to real implementation.
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