Eureka Robotics, has unveiled a new robot named Archimedes, that can pick up delicate optical lenses and mirrors with care and precision, just like a human hand. It is designed to do laborious and repetitive tasks, so humans can be freed up to do more creative and meaningful work according to Associate Professor Pham Quang Cuong who founded the company Eureka Robotics.
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Archimedes, is a robot developed by the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) named Eureka Robotics, the same team that was behind the “IKEA Bot” last year which attracted international headlines and enticed people when it assembled an IKEA chair autonomously in less than 9 minutes.
Archimedes has a 6-axis robot arm controlled by algorithms that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to plan its motion and how much force to exert in its grip to create a system that can mimic the dexterity of human fingers and the visual acuity of human eyes.
Associate Professor Pham claims their new robot is different from other robots currently used in the industry, which have either high accuracy but low agility (where robots perform the same movements repeatedly), or low accuracy but high agility (such as robots handling packages of different sizes in logistics).Archimedes is among the first robots with High Accuracy – High Agility (HA-HA) to be deployed on the manufacturing floor.
Eureka Robotics will be delivering Archimedes to a US laser optics manufacturer, after which it will look into adapting the platform for other types of manufacturing processes currently done with manual labour, such as drilling and tapping of custom machinery.
The concept that was found decades ago is experiencing several waves of optimism since then. Researchers are perpetually working on creating a Robotics technology that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. One such example is Archimedes
Source: Originally posted on Eurekalert