Robotics Academy was commissioned by Oras Group to investigate the robot’s suitability for assembly work. The goal was to automate the five-part line using a assembly robot. ABB’s two-handed YuMi® robot, developed for the assembly of small parts, was selected. Robot has flexible position-changing hands, camera-based positioning and accurate control.
Academy’s students were responsible for programming and simulating the robot, using machine vision, and designing and implementing parts of the robot’s tools, ie. jigs, palettes and levels, by 3D printing. Students in the project have a wide-ranging understanding of robot activity and constraints. The most important goal was achieved – the assembly task was accomplished with a robot.