OptoForce, a robotics technology provider of multi-axis force and torque sensors, announced that it has developed three new applications for KUKA industrial robots.
The new applications are hand guiding, presence detection, and center pointing and will be utilized by both end users and systems integrators. Each application, listed below, is also supported by new videos to demonstrate how they work.
Hand Guiding: With OptoForce’s Hand Guiding application, KUKA robots move in an assigned direction and selected route. This video shows specifically how to program the robot for hand guiding.
Presence Detection: This application allows KUKA robots to detect the presence of a specific object and to find the object even if it has moved. Visit here to learn more about presence detection.
Center Pointing: With this application, the OptoForce sensor helps the KUKA robot find the center point of an object by providing the robot with a sense of touch. This solution also works with glossy metal objects where a vision system would not be able to define its position. This video shows in detail how the center pointing application works.