Laboratory of Industry and Advanced Manufacturing
The Laboratory of Industry and Advanced Manufacturing is equipped for applied research in the fields of artificial vision, virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics and smart manufacturing. This space enables researchers to simulate process conditions under which they test different experiments according to the clients’ needs.
The functions of this laboratory facilitate research into:
- State-of-the art 2D/3D vision equipment , including 2D cameras, RGB-D cameras, structured light scanners, laser triangulators, photometric stereo system, optics, illuminators, etc. used for both dimensional and surface inspection applications.
- Flexible test bench with high-speed linear car for rapid prototyping of inspection lines using different artificial vision equipment.
- Articulated robot arms which are used for applications for inspection and process control: Universal Robots, Kuka IIWA, Kuka LWR 4+
Virtual and augmented reality
- Immersive virtual/augmented reality helmets including Hololens, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift equipment.
- Projection mapping systems which enable projection on 3D surfaces in real time to assist in assembly processes.
- Movement capture equipment to natural Human Computer Interaction
- Optical tracking systems with 6 degrees of freedom.
- Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS) for collection and analysis of data in real time from different fieldbuses.
- Configurable secured industrial network to enable testing different production scenarios.
- Semi-real manufacturing environments which implement discrete and continuous processes, including sensor systems and control via PLCs (Beckhoff, Siemens, Phoenix, B&R, etc.).
- HPC High performance computing equipment to test distributed computing environments (On premise, Edge or Cloud).