Programming robots in next to no time: hand guiding with KUKA ready2_pilot
Automation brings many advantages for companies, particularly in the case of dangerous, strenuous or monotonous tasks. The sticking point often remains the programming, however. How do you teach the mechanical assistant what it should do? By means of hand guiding: KUKA ready2_pilot solves this problem.
5 February 2021
There are countless application scenarios for the use of robots in companies: welding, drilling and bonding are just three examples of tasks that machines can perform quickly, untiringly and with consistently high quality. At the same time, however, automation also entails digitalization. After all, the use of robots in industry rarely refers to just the machine itself. The robot controller and software are also included. That is precisely where the challenge lies for many companies. According to a study conducted by the industry association Bitkom and the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH), while 81 percent of companies asked responded that they are open for innovations, some 64 percent of respondents expressed reservations with regard to digital technologies.
Hand guiding instead of time-consuming programming
Hand guiding – teaching the robot by means of manual guidance
With our hand guiding system ready2_pilot, employees work practically hand in hand with the robot. Guiding the robot arm feels almost like carrying out the welding, drilling or bonding task yourself.