Once you have tasks that you can’t handle without a robot, you need to understand how to proceed. We will open the veil of secrecy and tell you how robots are created and which stages of robotic technology development are most important. So, how robots are created in the world and how they are made in Smart Drive.
Why robots are used?
Imagine that you have to do the same thing over the years: screw on the nut, move the boxes or immerse the part in oil. It’s the same thing. These professions used to be quite common, and people have been doing it for years. Now you can put a robot in a similar job that will screw the nut on year after year, without boredom and errors, quickly and efficiently, which is advantageous for production.
But this is not the only reason for using robotics: robots are sometimes the only way to accomplish a task that people cannot do. Robots can be placed in space without oxygen, they can work in volcanoes, water, space, at extreme temperatures or in polluted air.
Robots are not bored, they can perform dangerous actions, and in the event of force majeure they can be replaced with new automatics without endangering human life. With the development of robots, the number of tasks they can perform is increasing rapidly, and now all it takes to develop a robot for a task is a desire to do so.
How robots are created?
Nobody expects that the customer will come with the ready technical project, a prototype or drawings of the future design. However, the creation of the robot, as with any other invention, begins with the main thing – the idea. And then the machine of professionalism of developers is spun, and all stages go one after another, leading to a brilliant result.
So, to create a robot, you need an idea. Its expression is an understanding of the task for which the robot is designed, the conditions under which the work will be carried out, how necessary the connection with the robot and what equipment it is desirable to place in it.
All of this may seem complicated, but the formation of the task can be completed in the next stage, and in addition, you can always imagine in place of a robot ordinary employee and make up his job duties.
The development of the terms of reference is done by specialists together with the customer, and the more detailed your idea, the faster the TOR will be created.
This stage turns the descriptions and wishes into concrete calculations taking into account the compatibility of components, the real range of parts and the possibilities of the technique. At this stage, improvements or optimizations can be proposed to align the future prototype and meet your budget.
After approval of the terms of reference, a prototype is created – the first working model, which clearly shows what the robot will be like and how it will function. When creating a prototype, the scope of its work and working conditions are already taken into account.
In medicine, geodesy, for work in the air or underwater – the prototype will be ready to perform its tasks in full. In any case, it must contain the physical body of the robot, sensors, controllers and drives. All this equipment is necessary so that the robot can interact with and receive feedback from the environment.
In addition, the prototype can include special devices for analysis, material collection, movement and so on – whatever you need for the task. The prototype can be further developed and modified if new needs and desires arise.
The finished prototype, after approval, starts its tasks, i.e. it is tested under conditions as close to real as possible, or in real conditions if possible. At this stage, there is a study of the prototype and its work, tracking how well the robot copes with its tasks. If something goes wrong, the prototype goes back for revision until it can cope with the testing.
Finished products receive all necessary certificates according to the legislation of the country where the work will be carried out and international laws. At this point, the creation of the robot ends and begins the main thing – the introduction and use.
Professional teams don’t leave them after creating robots. We keep track of robot implementation and mass production of robots according to the created schemes, if necessary. And of course, we are ready to help at every stage.
How robots get into production and what happens next?
The introduction of the robot into production – both scaling the prototype itself and using it to perform the corresponding functions – can bring a few more changes. May be required for the personnel who will interact with the robot, and then training for the robot itself if it needs to be upgraded over time.
Despite improvements in military technology, civil aviation is in no hurry to abandon pilots. Drones are not used in civil aviation, robotic technologies are used to assemble aircraft and maintain them.
In this case, the autopilot, which is in every modern aircraft, the drone can not be considered, as it is autonomous and has no remote contact with a person, but to use the aircraft only in autopilot mode aviation rules prohibit.