Current precision brazing operations rely on highly manual processes in hazardous environments with high temperatures and noxious fumes. As such, there are a limited number of skilled welders to perform these processes. This project seeks a collaborative robotic solution to supplement the workforce gap through a system where the robot ensures precise flame and temperature control while a skilled operator performs quality control and adds filler material.
This project seeks to automate a process that is currently completed manually in a highly hazardous environment. This project seeks to maintain the human expertise while improving working conditions and automating the dangerous tasks.
The anticipated project outputs include the following:
- Stimulation-driven advisor robot library in ROS for control of brazing process
- Software libraries in ROS for registration, path planning, and flame control
Siemens (PI), University of California Berkeley, Schlumberger, FANUC