Published on : Jul 18, 2019
A recent study led by Prof. Tetsuyou Watanabe at Kanazawa University provides favorable output new control technology for robotic arms. The study relies upon the grasping and releasing of objects safely into complex positions by robots. In the experiment, the robots use soft-surface to grasp the object and the release it applying the lubricant at the surface. During the experiment, pure ethanol was used as a lubricant due to its chemically safe nature and low surface tension.
It is noticeable that robots have extensive application in various industries. With the new control technology, manufacturers can now make more sophisticated and more complex products. Researchers believe that the new robots will be able to grasp soft and brittle things such as tofu and release it conveniently without breaking it.
How Businesses can Use this New Technology for Their Benefit?
The new control technology can be helpful in various industries. The best application of new technology can be in the automotive industry. Where the robots can manufacture more sophisticated parts which were initially produced by human intervention. Moreover, the new robots can also allow automobile manufacturers to build a more advanced vehicle. As the new robots can help the manufacturers to design the vehicle optimal for latest technologies and other devices.
With Prof. Tetsuyou Watanabe technology, businesses can enhance the value of their business in terms of quality, production capacity, reduced production time and elevated production management. Since the robots are centrally connected, the supervisors can monitor them from a remote location. Moreover, with the implementation of technologies such as IoT and machine learning, businesses can reduce the downtime of the plant. This is because the new robots leverage predictive maintenance that can save tons of money for the manufacturers.
So let’s see, when the new technology is ready for commercial application, and which industries leverage it the most.