Positioning Error Correction of Autonomously Movable Robot Arm
Kristo VAHER 1  
,   Tauno OTTO 2,   Jüri RIIVES 2
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Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia
TTK University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn, Estonia
Acceptance date: 2020-11-30
Online publication date: 2020-12-04
Publication date: 2020-12-16
Journal of Machine Engineering 2020;20(4):152–160
Industrial robots are mainly used stationarily in one working position. SMEs often find themselves in situations where robots don’t have enough work to do, and because in general, robots cannot be easily moved to another position, the efficiency of robots will decrease. This study provides a solution for this issue. The solution can be found in a robot work cell where a mobile robot deals with robot arm transportation. However, since the mobile robot is not precise enough in positioning, machine vision is used to overcome this problem, which helps the robot to position itself accurately in relation to the work object. The solution has been developed and tested successfully at an Industry 4.0 testbed.