Research and Education
Robotic platforms for advanced science and teaching
F&P Robotics offers its technology components, consisting of robotic hardware and software, for a wide range of applications. The robots are used as collaborative supporters for tasks in a variety of industries. In industrial applications for packaging, sorting, testing or assembly. Thanks to flexible control, the ability to learn, the soft outer shells and the intrinsic safety concept, these are also suitable for applications in the service sector.
F&P’s technology includes everything required for the intelligent and comprehensive control of a mobile, adaptive robot that interacts with humans. Researchers have the opportunity to develop their own software solution besides the provided myP® software solution. F&P provides the modules MCM as well as the direct and inverse kinematics as C++ modules. They are available directly or encapsulated in a Python project and allow highest performance. The combination with all modules that are available via TCP or the ROS interface allows the design of research projects that use position control, velocity or force control, multiple cameras, advanced sensors, complex algorithms and learning methods.
For young talents and teachers, robotics training with F&P equipment and software packages is a pleasure. P-Rob and its products are just as exciting as the young F&P team. There is the possibility to use the myP® software platform directly on the Internet browser of any laptop, without any installations. This enables to start immediately with the creation of scripts and the teach-in of the collaborative robot. Creating programs without adding a line, without even having to use a computer, is possible via the control ring below the gripper.
The number of mobile robots used in services is rising. F&P devices are promising products for this: a slim mobile unit combined with a soft padded arm that can perform precise tasks intelligently. SLAM algorithms and options for different cameras and advanced sensors are available. The platform and arm can be programmed using the same web-based scripting and teach-in software. Modules for decision making and interfaces to various environments are available.
Whether for applications in the Cartesian coordinate system or sensor-based localization of objects or persons: P-Rob can act with high precision in both cases. Direct and inverse kinematics, direct control of linear axes, integration of Cognex cameras for recognition and localization are directly available.
The P-Rob 24V with the standard gripper is an intrinsically safe device that can be used without safety barriers as long as the objects being handled are safe. The P-Rob 48V variant has twice the maximum speed and requires a risk analysis for every industrial application, for which F&P supports you.