Franka Emikas Robot is an Industrie 4.0 capable robot system with the ability to learn from its experiences and teach itself new things. With minimal human assistance, the robot learns from data, recognizes patterns, and makes judgments. As seen in the video, when the Franka Emika Robot realizes it has drilled the device in the incorrect place, it attempts to figure out the correct position on its own and eventually succeeds. As soon as the correct position is found, it repeats the process.
The robot learns movement through physical demonstrations by imitating an expert on the task it is being prepared for. The robot can learn from videos and data of a person or another robot performing a task it hopes to perfect for itself. The robot can also learn from the stimulation of 3D artificial environments. This allows a robot to swiftly construct a 3D map of its immediate environment, which includes objects and their semantic labels (for example, a chair vs a table), as well as walls, rooms, people, and other structures. The robot can also use the model to extract necessary information from the 3D map, such as the placement of objects and rooms, as well as the movement of humans along its route. The Franka Emika Robot's ability to "think" or reason through machine learning makes it aware of its immediate environment. As a result, the cobot is safe around human counterparts.
Industrial automation is frequently used in places where precision is as essential as safety. Examples include packaging and material handling, carrying a heavy load, quality control and inspection, metal fabrication, and repetitive production. Robotics, on the other hand, are frequently found working alongside people on factory production lines. They do, however, carry the potential to harm because the robot will continue on its path regardless of the barrier. However, the Franka Emika Robot has a highly advanced robot manipulator that can sense its environment. The Franka Emika is equipped with a force-sensing control scheme and is designed to work safely alongside people. Franka Emika Robot's manipulating abilities are one of the factors that make it to be an incredible collaborative robot (cobot).
The cobot is designed to perform tasks that require direct physical contact in a carefully controlled manner. Apart from its amazing specifications—seven axes of motion, 80-centimeter reach, 3-kilogram payload, and 0.1-millimeter accuracy, Franka Emika Robot also has fantastic dexterity because it is a torque-controlled cobot.
To "train" the Robot to perform specific actions, the user can manually direct the robotic arm through a sequence of motions while pressing buttons on the arm, for the Robot to commit each step to memory. The arm learns the task in only a few minutes and can start repeating the action without the need for complicated software updates or programming. The user can also choose from several pre-designed apps to use the arm for other tasks.
The Franka Emika Robot's modular design makes it simple to swap out sections for different tasks, and the arm is extremely sensitive, allowing it to detect other persons or things on its path. A combination of algorithms, sensors, and machine learning helps the cobot to adapt when the need arises.