One of the much-talked-about benefits of digitized manufacturing is the return to custom-making goods - the ultimate batch size one. While this type of production was once exclusive to small specialist companies, it now looks as if today’s global players are set to turn the tables, thanks to seemingly unlimited resources and digitization. That's why Vathos is calling upon its experience and know-how gained from years of conducting top-quality research into machine vision and machine learning to help SMEs keep pace. The startup is showcasing its Rüstflex VISION at CEBIT 2018 - a solution designed to bridge the gap between traditional robot technology and innovative algorithms and help SMEs make the transition to Industry 4.0.
This imaging sensor system can be used to help robot applications detect objects, navigate and plan gripping actions, for instance. What makes Rüstflex VISION so special is that users can reconfigure it easily and efficiently with the aid of cutting-edge, data-driven algorithms - a perfect example of deep learning in action. This significantly shortens makeready times in automatic manufacturing - a key aspect for ensuring greater product variety and, more importantly, cost-efficiency when producing small batch sizes.