The automation of processes through robotics is not only a trend with a growing presence in the industrial world, but a long-distance race that most industries are joining. In a couple of decades, maybe less, robots and programmed and automated tasks will replace human tasks.
The perfect combination of this cocktail, however, is still the human component, as it has a competitive advantage: emotional intelligence. According to some reports, such as that of McKinsey Global, 800 million workers could be replaced in their jobs by robots and cobots – machines that share the workspace with humans but that free them from the most dangerous tasks and repetitive– by 2030.
On the other hand, there is one certainty: in contrast to those lost, many jobs will emerge. The report The Future of Jobs prepared by the World Economic Forum points out the most emerging profiles: data analyst, Artificial Intelligence specialist, software developer, among others.
In this PICVISA blog article, we will discover some of the most interesting curiosities in the world of technology-based task automation that has revolutionized Industry 4.0 and that we at PICVISA adapt to our solutions.
Automation, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence
Industry 4.0 is characterized by the digitization of production and manufacturing lines through virtual reality, artificial intelligence (AI), or the Internet of Things (IoT). Although the term AI was coined by John McCarthy in 1956 and defined it as “the science and ingenuity of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs,” the truth is that it has become an innovative trend within emerging companies.
An intelligent robot can deal with a problem just as a person would. Because it sees, understands the situation and acts accordingly. But how is this ability to adapt to changing contexts achieved? With a recipe of three very well combined ingredients: Artificial Vision, Artificial Intelligence, and the robotic unit.
At PICVISA we currently have ROBOTICS solutions to provide intelligent and customized robotic solutions to face the new challenges of process automation. The combination of three elements allows the operation of sorting tasks: identifying and separating valuable materials within a disorderly productive flow.
A good example of how artificial intelligence can speed up processes to achieve perfection in production are the robots, as they are much more than just machines doing the most arduous, boring, or dangerous work. But what are the practical applications of artificial intelligence that robots can perform?
- Artificial Vision: The advantages of artificial vision in robots are so important that it allows them to perform tasks that were unthinkable until now. A team equipped with artificial vision will be able to, among other actions, detect and recognize the presence and orientation, inspection and selection of an object or piece, as well as analyze the results of an operation and make the necessary decisions. At PICVISA we have a wide range of solutions for recoverable materials that have this technology.
- Learning and adaptation: Thanks to the knowledge acquired, it can predict and diagnose errors in production by automatically identifying patterns in the tasks that are being carried out. All of this with the aim of achieving a higher performance.
Our most robotic solution: ECOPICK
Thanks to the application of artificial intelligence that recognizes and sorts a wide variety of objects on a conveyor belt, our ECOPICK by PICVISA robot can replace the tasks usually performed by a manual tractor.
Its waste sorting tasks consist of carrying out quality control of materials, as well as the automated extraction of recoverable materials in the waste stream led to the cabin through a conveyor belt.
With our vision and artificial intelligence solutions we help companies to become more competitive by reducing their costs and improving their productivity. The good results of more than 18 years of experience endorse us.