Kyocera, which handles fine ceramics and automobile parts, announced that it will enter the collaborative robot market in 2021.
Collaborative robots, as the name implies, are robots that can work with people. Many industrial robots that operate mainly in the automobile industry are designed as dedicated machines that can only perform certain tasks, but Kyocera’s collaborative robots have strengths in their own AI (artificial intelligence). It is a point to utilize.
Specifically, it consists of an “edge system” that autonomously performs real-time processing within the controller and a “cloud system” that learns based on on-site data. This eliminates the need to register information about the robot’s gripping object, which is called “teaching,” and to set the path of the robot’s arm to move the object.
In other words, the biggest advantage is that the collaborative robot can work autonomously without performing the necessary programming work each time the target product type changes.
According to Fuji Keizai, the global market for collaborative robots is projected to reach approximately 260 billion yen annually in 2025 due to the declining working-age population in major industrialized countries.
Collaborative robots are a category exhibited by many companies such as Fanac and Denso, which are the largest robot industries at the “International Robot Exhibition” (held in 2019), which is one of the world’s largest robot trade fairs, and are currently from various industries. It is attracting attention.
For collaborative robots that utilize AI (artificial intelligence), we are also developing Ascent Robotics, which handles software for autonomous vehicles and industrial robots .
Kyocera says that it will proceed with development with AI technology as the core, together with arm makers of collaborative robots, 3D camera makers, etc., toward the commercialization of collaborative robot systems using AI utilization technology that can minimize teaching work