1. The robot grabs objects that are randomly stacked
MERL engineers said that traditional robots require the position of objects to be neatly stacked when they are grabbing objects. Because traditional robots require space for objects, MERL's robots can grab objects that are randomly stacked. There is no requirement for the spatial position of the object. Because the algorithm developed by MERL and the flash camera can capture the state information of the surrounding environment and objects very accurately. Subsequently, MERL engineers randomly scanned and grabbed the surrounding environment through the camera installed on the Pad, and the 3D environment was automatically reconstructed on the Pad system. At present, the flash camera and 3D modeling algorithm developed by MERL can quickly and accurately capture the surrounding environment.
Five-axis additive manufacturing technology
According to MERL engineers, the traditional additive manufacturing or 3D printing technology generally uses a layer-by-layer overlay method to quickly generate models. However, this processing method does not take into account the stress and strength of the product and does not consider it. A finite element analysis of the use of the product. This also makes the products printed by this 3D technology not practical, which is why in the industrial field, most of the 3D printing products can only be used for rapid prototyping and modeling.
However, the five-axis additive manufacturing technology that MERL is studying takes into account the stress and strength of the product. By performing stress and strength analysis on the model, it is possible to print more compact materials where needed. Because the 3D printing technology of MERL research is five-axis machining, it can be understood as the integration of five-axis machining and 3D printing technology, printing the model from five different directions, and making denser materials where stress and strength are high. Superimposed to make the printed product more usable. Not only can it be used for rapid prototyping of products, but also for mass production of products.