2019/03/13

The Madeira project allows the new technologies to be integrated in industrial processes

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Industrial processes are continually being improved with an eye toward greater efficiency, reliability and efficiency. The Madeira project by Ceit-IK4 and CT Ingenieros allows the new technologies to be integrated in industrial processes through a flexible software platform that uses Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Machine Learning technologies to control an industrial assembly process in real time.

This project’s focus is to overcome three technological challenges: automated systems (industrial robots and collaborative robots) need to perceive their environment; the process must be automatically reconfigured as a function of its environment; and the two previous features must be fully integrated in a company’s actual overall control of its industrial process.

An illustrative example is the assembly of aircraft interiors, where any unexpected event, such as a lack of sufficiently stocked parts or problems with a robot, stops the assembly process while the issue is being resolved. Madeira gives the system full knowledge of the environment, thus enabling robots to adapt and change their operating mode when faced with a setback. This, in turn, eliminates the need to stop by allowing the robots to do other tasks until the unexpected event is resolved.

These developments will make it possible to define a totally different assembly methodology than the existing one, using advanced digital tools and technologies that will open up an enormous amount of possibilities such as: obtaining real-time and historical information of the variables that influence the assembly processes or increase the efficiency of the process, increasing, at the same time, the competitiveness of the companies.

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