Ready to take advantage of all the benefits of Artificial Intelligence applied to Robotics? ROBOTICS by PICVISA wants to join you on this journey
Increasing automation in Industry 4.0 has opened the door to using AI in business environments. The arrival of AI has also transformed robotics with the emergence of machines able to recognise and solve problems, understand the situation and act accordingly. Adding intelligent robots to a production process can be key to boosting productivity and the final product quality. Although AI can be costly in some cases, its benefits include greater precision in tasks and the replacement of labour for time-consuming, often tedious tasks.
Automation and AI are powerful technologies, but their power increases when RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and Artificial Intelligence are combined. This marriage enables complex capacities that open a wide range of as yet unimaginable possibilities.
How ready are we to implement robots?
But how ready are we to implement robots in companies? This issue is one of the reasons behind the fourth edition of the Deloitte Global Robotics Survey which analysed the main market trends and emerging practices in the field of Robotic and Cognitive Automation. The answer lies in some data picked from this survey:
- 95% of organisations that have implemented Robotic Process Automation (RPA) say the technology has increased productivity.
- 93% to have implemented or scaled RPA say compliance has improved. 81% add that costs have been reduced.
- 77% confirm that the technology allows better information management.
It looks like the time for robots has come. To tap into the full potential of robotics, and Artificial Intelligence and Vision, PICVISA has rolled out the ROBOTICS by PICVISA business line. Its goal is to provide intelligent and customised robotic solutions to help companies face the new challenges posed by automation.
Thanks to Artificial Intelligence and Vision, intelligent robots can:
- Recognise the presence and orientation of an object and perform selection tasks.
- Detect something is wrong with the production line and stop the activity.
- Identify improvements in the way a certain task is carried out.
- Collect and analyse data to support decision making for process improvement.
Meeting the challenge of automation in the context of Industry 4.0
Our first intelligent robot is ECOPICK, a robotic solution aimed at automating sorting tasks, identifying and separating recoverables from a disorderly production flow. ECOPICK also oversees quality control by identifying and separating unfit items.
ECOPICK was born from the hard-earned know-how accumulated in our many years of work in the recycling sector, with a vision to transform the waste treatment industry. However, ECOPICK is only our first intelligent robot. ROBOTICS by PICVISA has ambitious goals: we want to design intelligent units to improve production processes in different industries, such as packaging, textiles and food.
How do we do it? Considering each sector’s specific needs, a prior study was undertaken involving a team made up of engineers and experts in Artificial Intelligence and Vision, and Robotics. Specifically, different production chain factors are analysed, e.g. the characteristics of the parts to be separated and sorted, the conveyor belt features, the field of vision and the robot gripper design.
Lastly, a robotics solution is proposed to the customer, which can be supplemented by adding some of the devices in the PICVISA catalogue. In any case, PICVISA’s CARE team always monitor customers during the development, manufacture and implementation of our plug and play robotics solutions.
Appearances can be deceiving: starting the transformation to Industry 4.0 does not need expansive technical knowledge, nor major investment. It simply requires having the initiative to know how to take advantage of all the options enabling production processes to be streamlined and company’s efficiency and competitiveness to be enhanced.
This is where the ROBOTICS by PICVISA experts can help you along the way. If you want further information about how we operate, to read success stories or invite us to take on the challenge of your automation process, contact us at ROBOTICS.