This project focuses on a user-friendly AR interface that will allow human operators with limited education on robotics programming to program and operate robotic processes for parts maintenance. The team is working to empower workers by supporting the worker transition from menial tasks to robotic operation with limited training needed to make the change. This will build upon an existing talented workforce base while implementing automation to improve accuracy and lower costs.
Create a user-friendly system that will increase productivity while creating a pathway for workers to move from manual work to more critical tasks. The interface will allow those with little to no manufacturing robotics training to operate the system.
This project uses augmented reality to allow operators make custom selection of areas for processing. The system generates the tool path while the operator edits and approves the path.
Boeing Research & Technology (PI)
Partners: Siemens, Southwest Research Institute, rpGatta, FANUC America