Deciphering Deconfliction with RapidPlan MPA
Maggie Weeks |Jul. 3, 2019
Our first blog in this series explained why deconfliction is a critical challenge constraining the deployment of multi-robot work-cells. For robots to achieve their full potential, they must be able to work together safely and efficiently while avoiding collisions with each other. Without solving deconfliction, robots will continue to have slow deployment and will continue to operate inefficiently.
Realtime Robotics’ groundbreaking solution, RapidPlan MPA, enables seamless integration via motion planning, allowing robots to work in groups at a productive pace without colliding; delivering significant time and cost savings. We’ve developed a custom-designed, proprietary hardware accelerator which seamlessly plugs into your workstation and can check pre-computed motions for possible collisions in milliseconds. With our technology, robots can make intelligent decisions within work cells, and one hierarchical program can de-conflict multiple robots.
Key benefits from RapidPlan MPA include:
Continuous collision-free operation: Ability to transform an existing workspace into a collaborative space with multiple robots working together continuously without colliding at speed.
Reduced implementation effort: Reduced programming efforts as interference zones, interlocks, and time/movement synchronization, are now redundant.
Dynamic task allocation: When a single robot fails, or the target location changes during execution, Realtime’s planning system enables continuous operation.
Customer-driven compatibility: Realtime’s technology is robot agnostic, giving the customer the power to choose the right robot for the given task.
Sensor-free operation: RapidPlan’s deconfliction features are not dependent on external sensors allowing implementation in all environments.
By integrating the Realtime Robotics RapidPlan, robots can plan collision-free motion plans intelligently within existing workcells allowing organizations to finally realize the long-promised productivity gains.
Get in touch to find out more about how our motion planning technology is transforming the way industrial robots can work together.