How ROS Industrial is Making Machines and Robots Talk to Each Other

Robotics and automation have been making manufacturing processes more efficient for decades, but historically, they’ve always been programmed to follow a specific coordinate path. In many cases, a part in the wrong location or a change to the process can cause a stoppage.
Now, researchers are finding ways to leverage MT connect not just to report machine data, but to enable machine-to-machine communication. This allows automated processes to become more flexible.
Matt Robinson of ROS Industrial showed us a fascinating demo of a work cell in which a CNC milling machine, a robot arm, and a CMM are using the technology to flexibly work together. This could be a game changer for flexible automation both inside and outside the factory environment.

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