Use of Mobile Robotics to Increase Welder Productivity and Weld Quality (2015-418)
- Robotic Technologies of Tennessee
- Miller Electric
- Ingalls Shipbuilding
NSRP ASE Investment: $150K
This project will demonstrate a technology to significantly improve welder productivity and weld quality by augmenting human welders with a robotic welding platform. The idea is to replace the human anatomy responsible for manual welding with a 3-axis robot arm carried by a robotic crawler developed by RTT. By adapting the Virtual Welder training system, the “human-in-the-loop” will control the robotic welding torch using the movement of his own arm while the crawler allows for the use of more robust weld equipment that enables a 4X increase in speed.
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