It is not only the taste that counts, but also the service: a taste of Industry 4.0 accompanied by a personalised cup of tea, prepared and directly delivered by AgiLAB CAM-Robot.
CAM-Robot is our experimental anthropomorphic robot; completely managed by a Keba KeMotion system, it is interfaced with our G-code interpreter software (DIN66025) to generate the high-precision toolpaths that the robot will have to follow to write the name on the coaster. By launching an order, the robot firstly receives from the MES the instructions regarding its Handling missions and Robot-to-Robot interactions, necessary to grab and move the cup and the coaster; secondly, the CAM-Robot personalises the coaster by writing on it the name of the person who ordered the drink. Since the letters to be written change with each order, the robot must be able to follow complex trajectories that were previously unknown. It is interesting to note that during the writing process the marker remains immobile, while the robot writes directing the coaster itself along a 3D path with a fixed angle.
With our CAM-Robot, we have developed a robot capable of moving objects by carrying out both traditional Handling missions and Machining G-code customised toolpaths.
The Keba system manages the safety, movement and logic controls of the robot in all its different operations, thus making this complex automation process possible.
This experimental robotic application appeals to all your senses – take a relaxing tea break and see what happens. Order via tablet and enter your name. See how the robot receives your order from the Manufacturing Execution System and begins its preparation right away. Added the syrup to the water, the full aroma of the tea unfolds. Whatever your name, the robot immediately follows any complex G-code toolpath, never seen before, and signs the coaster with your name, directing it along the indicated path. This demonstration of the CAM-Robot – part of AgiLAB, Eureka System’s interactive robocentric laboratory – shows how a single robot can be able to perform both common handling missions and CNC machining.
While simply savouring a cup of tea, you will see a range of complex innovative technologies unique to Industry 4.0.