Loccioni Research for Innovation has defined a research program for the next years, whose main goal is to develop know how, competences and solutions applicable on different markets. The market is requiring more and more flexibility in the manifacturing process, whose output has to be zero defects: to reach this target every step of the production process needs to be measured to be improved in terms of quality, efficiency and environment impact. For this reason, sensors are gainig a greater importance all along the process, measurement dvices need to be flexible and to move where needed and data needs to be processed in order to be transformed into values: sense, move, control.
The competence development program illustrates the scientific and technological expertises at Loccioni Research for Innovation.
NON-CONTACT MEASURE & SENSOR FUSION
AC is here intended as the whole set of software and signal processing algorithms that, having as an input the measured signals, determines autonomously – i.e. without human intervention – the quality class the object belongs to.
The editing and updating of test plans is actually a long and difficult task requiring a deep knowledge of the product under test as well as of the measurement system. For this reason one of the main efforts of the R4I team is on the development and implementation of innovative self learning algorithms for automatic update of test plans, in order to face with new or different models of a product, avoiding system drifts.
Machine vision framework
This kind of flexibility makes this software very suitable for robotics, since it allows at the same time to “teach” some tasks to the robot and to execute them in the operating environment.