Energid provides software smarts to robotic driller
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Mass.-headquartered robotics specialist Energid Technologies has
partnered with Norwegian Robotic Drilling Systems AS (RDS) to tailor
its robotics software toolkit, ‘Actin’ to enable RDS’ automated
drilling proof of concept. Energid’s technology has been used by Nasa
to build simulators for testing its robotic technologies without the
need for field trials.
For RDS, Actin monitors and controls the
robotic drilling system. Energid claims its software provides an
unparalleled level of autonomy, flexibility and safety. Developers can
create complex motion sequences for the robots and multi-robot tasks
can be built from smaller, ‘human-understandable’ tasks.
Roald Valen exclaimed, ‘I never thought it would be possible to create
sophisticated multi-robot hand-off procedures using a simple
drag-and-drop interface, especially when dealing with as many degrees
of freedom as we do.’ Actin 4.0 will be released later this year and
will incorporate many of the tools being used by RDS. More