MEETS HUMAN FLEXIBILITY
At Nordbo we develop and customize software for advanced manufacturing and robot technology, striving to increase safety, quality and value for customers by automating both repetitive and complex application processes.
The key is our unique technologies that make robots more intelligent, intuitive and flexible.
With Vision Technology we are giving robots the sense of sight!
3D vision technology can drastically increase the tasks robots can do. When robots can change their behavior based on visual observations, it promotes flexibility and changeability.
Nordbo’s 3D vision technology is capable of object recognition and poses detection and, more importantly, the robot can be taught to recognize a new part and grasp it - all you have to do is show the part to the robot.
Depending on the gripper and the object, the Nordbo software will automatically calculate the best way to grip, move, and place the object. The intelligence embedded in the gripper allows very high flexibility and enables it to work with parts that the robot has never seen before.
FORCE SENSING TECHNOLOGY
With Force Sense Technology we are giving robots the sense of touch!
Our force sensors provide crucial feedback about the surroundings of the robot. The Nordbo force sense technology makes it possible for robots to react on pressure and weight, enabling processes to adapt to changing circumstances.
In finishing applications, this is especially important since the result depends directly on the amount of force employed. However, the sense of touch is equally as important in pick & place applications where the optimal speed and production rates are balanced against the safety of the object for a variety of object weights.
Force sense information is highly beneficial and essential for controlling the quality of a wide variety of processes.
With MIMIC technology we are giving robots a sense of motion!
This technology is a framework for programming by demonstration (PbD). In other words, you make the robot perform a specific task simply by demonstrating how to perform that task, allowing anyone on the floor to program a robot.
The MIMIC technology is essential for manufacturing if robots need to change tasks frequently and skilled robot programmers are not an in-house resource. MIMIC is also a beneficial tool if the given task is too difficult to program using classical methods, which often is the case for a lot of processing tasks such as grinding, buffing, welding, and painting.
The MIMIC software needs sensors to record user actions such as motion and forces. Depending on the task we use different sensor combinations to record these actions -- this could be a pose tracker and a force sensor, or the robot itself.
DEEP LEARNING & AI
With Deep Learning we are giving robots the ability to do pattern recognition!
The Deep Learning (AI) technique teaches the system to recognize patterns in sensor related data, an operation that otherwise only humans can perform. We primarily use this technique for visual quality inspection problems.
With Deep Learning we can provide intelligent tools for our customers to train various robot systems based on data they collect themselves. We believe the true power of Deep Learning lies in the everyday user's ability to create sophisticated recognition systems without any programming knowledge. This is in sharp contrast with traditional methods that require a lot of programming, depending on rigid rules, and are difficult to change once in production. Our Deep Learning Technology allows companies to take complete ownership of their advanced automatic solutions, enabling learning and adaptation even after system deployment and start of production.
HOW WE WORK
The challenges companies face when trying to integrate automation and optimize the manufacturing processes are many and constantly changing. That is why we always develop our software solutions to be adaptable to these changing requirements and easy to set up and reprogram through intuitive user-interfaces.
We aim to meet the complex and ever-changing requirements by offering customers our solutions as modular and flexible systems to meet specific application needs.