In this episode, software that translates your gestures into robot commands. This is your Manufacturing Minute.
An artist in residence with Autodesk has created Quipt, a software program that lets humans communicate with industrial robots through movement.
Users wear markers that a camera on the robot detects, allowing it to know where and how people are moving.
The robot then knows how to respond through an open-source library relating gestures with commands.
Currently, the computer numerical control — or CNC — machines that perform complex automated tasks are blind, making it dangerous to introduce unpredictable humans into the environment.
With Quipt, the robots can build a spatial awareness of people and be able to mirror, follow or avoid them.
So, What Do You Think?
Will this technology expand the use of robotic helpers? Could this software change the way we approach robotics in manufacturing?
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