Industrial robotics can replace or augment human activity to perform dangerous or repetitive tasks allowing for greater flexibility and accuracy. In the future, robots will not only take over more tedious tasks, they will have the ability to interact with humans. Smart robots have the capability to scan the surroundings, avoid collisions, recognize and even identify humans. The motor drives perform smoothly and precisely, with the robot system requiring less power, resulting in longer battery life. Engineers are focused on designing intelligent robots that can help and assist humans in day-to-day activities, improving productivity, product quality and worker safety.
The market opportunity for smart robots spans from goods and packing robots in production lines (e.g. automotive manufacturers) to automated guided vehicles in warehouses and beyond controlled environments (e.g. goods delivery robots).
ams' sensor and illumination solutions are the best choice to increase the performance and precision of robots making them smarter. Our wide portfolio of sensors includes accurate yet compact time-of-flight distance measurement sensors, 3D-imaging sensors (path scanning sensors, human face recognition, object avoidance) and position sensors (motor drive and joint position sensing).