Connecticut Patent of the Month – November 2023

Scalable Robotics, Inc. has been granted a patent for their groundbreaking robot teaching system that promises to revolutionize the way industrial robots are programmed. Traditional robot programming has long been considered a complex challenge, requiring a unique blend of skills spanning industrial processes, programming, and robotics. Scalable Robotics addresses this challenge with an innovative approach, combining intuitive human input with advanced 3D scanning technology.

At the core of this invention is a comprehensive robot teaching system, equipped with three 3D scanning devices and a process-agnostic pointing device which are combined with intuitive user input. The system’s method involves capturing detailed 3D scans of workpieces, tracking user input through a pointing device, and creating precise robot instructions based on the scanned data.

The welder, or user, uses a pointing device to layout the desired path while the robot scans and verifies the geometries outlined to create an accurate program it can then follow. 

The process is so simple, it can be summarized in 4 steps.

  1. Robot scans the part
  2. Welder clicks on the desired path
  3. Robot fine tunes the path
  4. Robot verifies the path

With such a simple approach, robot training can be reduced from weeks to hours, removing the need for CAD and coding. The rapid training also allows for part variability and increased throughput.

Scalable Robotics has set a new standard in robot teaching systems, simplifying a traditionally intricate process. This invention not only streamlines programming but also introduces a tactile and visually immersive dimension, marking a significant leap forward in the field of industrial robotics.

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