AR + AI Makes Factories Smarter

- Jul 20, 2018-

Whether it is Germany's "Industry 4.0", the United States' "Industrial Internet", and China's "Made in China 2025", new technologies such as Internet, big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, AR/VR are considered to be core. The driving force, especially the artificial intelligence and AR/VR that have been rising in the past two years. At the 19th China International Industry Fair (hereinafter referred to as the Industry Fair), the reporter found that this phenomenon is more obvious. In this intelligent manufacturing solution, the most concentrated display and trading platform of artificial intelligence technology, many Chinese and foreign The company is competing with various industrial 4.0 solutions on the same stage, such as the beating notes, melody to send out their own unique voices at the trade fair, and stage an ensemble for the exhibitors to “enhance the wisdom” of the industry. .

AR and artificial intelligence go further in the industrial field

“AR makes remote collaboration a breeze.” ABB booth director told reporters. At the trade fair, ABB brought the RobotStudio VR/AR experience center for the first time. With AR glasses, the audience can experience the virtual robot work scene and experience the factory layout from more angles.

Early application research of VR technology mainly focused on interactive entertainment, such as Oculus, Sony and other companies, have combined their products and games. But in fact, with the development of technology, AR is stepping into manufacturing. The reporter saw that at the Industrial Fair, AR has achieved key applications in the manufacturing and assembly, inspection and maintenance and practical training of the industrial field. Whether it is the design, manufacturing or product stage of the manufacturing industry, it is being bit by bit. change.

At the Information and Communication Technology Application Exhibition of the Industry Fair, Liangfengtai also proposed a solution for the AR industry, HiAR Industry, which released the first visually enhanced AR smart glasses HiAR Glasses in China. Install and disassemble equipment, transfer information in real time, and more. It is understood that HiAR Glasses is the world's first AR glasses to achieve seamless cloud docking. On the HiAR cloud platform, users can create efficient content based on the editor and publish it to the glasses. The realization of this function will greatly reduce the production cost and threshold of AR content and boost the outbreak of AR content. The reporter learned from the booth of Liangfengtai that HiAR Industry is mainly designed for the following practical scenes: remote collaboration, the front operator and the rear expert connect in real time through AR smart glasses equipment, so that experts can see the scene from the first perspective. Situation, and real-time guidance for front-line operators; operation training, AR as a virtual coach, to achieve visual, scene, interactive industrial training guidance; interactive marketing.

The RealWear HMT-1, which is exhibited by RealMax Group, which specializes in augmented reality technology, was a breakthrough in AR smart glasses. It is reported that this RealWear HMT-1 is the world's advanced intelligent operation and maintenance auxiliary equipment, full voice control, free hands, support noisy industrial environment, can be used with standard helmets, designed for skilled technicians and engineers, used for Remote guidance for on-site service, equipment inspection, maintenance and complex manufacturing assembly has provided products and solutions for Boeing, Honeywell, Duke Energy, PTC, Carrefour and other companies in the world's top 500 companies.

As AI artificial intelligence gradually enters people's field of vision, the traditional manufacturing industry is also advancing with the times and striving to make a transition to artificial intelligence. In order to implement the State Council's plan for the development of a new generation of artificial intelligence, this year's Industry Fair will be the first to set up an "AI Artificial Intelligence" zone to showcase the latest technological innovations and application results at home and abroad. For example, Fanuc exhibited a "deep learning" technology that uses AI to learn autonomously based on large amounts of data and improve judgment. Robots that can detect wear and dirt of parts. The latest intelligent virtual customer service solution launched by Xiaoyi Robot in the field of human-computer interaction in China, Shanghai Cambrian Information Technology Co., Ltd. launched the world's first artificial intelligence chip for smart phones, Shanghai Yitu Network Technology Co., Ltd. R&D has won the world's first algorithm and its application in the global face recognition test. Currently, the world's largest artificial intelligence company, Shangtang Technology, has launched China's only self-developed deep learning platform.

"Internet + manufacturing" makes factories smarter

The current order volume is 157, the current order volume is 118, and the order completion rate is 75%%... In the FANUC smart factory display area, the continuously rolling numbers on the screen are connected to the production status of the entire production line. The reporter observed that through such an integrated control center, staff can simply monitor the operation, stop and shutdown of equipment in the factory. This "robot model customized flexible assembly production line", the production process is a collection of WeChat order, personalized customization, order scheduling, parts processing, model assembly, quality inspection, qualified goods storage, gifts out of the library, etc. Unmanned, informative and intelligent.

At present, the concept of "Internet +" has become the main theme of China's current economic evolution. The integration of the Internet and the manufacturing industry guides the transformation direction of the manufacturing industry and the future of innovation. Not only China, but the world is paying close attention to the combination of manufacturing and the Internet, which is known as the “fourth industrial revolution”, and formulates corresponding national strategies. Whether it is Germany's "Industry 4.0" or the United States' "Industrial Internet", it is promoting the integration of the digital world and the physical world.

China's manufacturing transformation and upgrading, the realization of the times from the big to the strong, so that many domestic and foreign leading companies at this exhibition not only showcase and promote individual technological breakthroughs, more exhibitors through the industrial Internet, the entire workshop robots In order to upgrade the “single-line automation” to “whole factory automation”, the audience will have the real experience of “unmanned factory” and large-scale personalized customization.

ABB has brought a newly developed robot monitoring platform, ABB Ability, which can remotely monitor connected robots in customer factories around the world. Through five types of services: status monitoring and diagnosis, backup management, remote access, robot evaluation and asset optimization, the accident rate can be reduced by 25%, and the response speed and problem resolution speed can be increased by 60%.

Haier COSMOPlat Industrial Internet Platform also demonstrated its open and win-win ecosystem and its achievements. On the COSMOPlat platform, users are no longer “bystanders” of the manufacturing process, but participate in the whole process of production. “Haier transformed from the original enterprise manufacturing and sales to a user-centered, market-driven business model. In fact, it is not the problem of how to manufacture, but the problem of manufacturing. This is the most important.” Haier Group Liang Haishan, CEO, said at the "Made in China 2025" international cooperation forum held during the Industry Fair that the main problem solved by the COSMOPlat platform is how to involve users and let all R&D resources participate and make all the best supplies. Business participation, these co-creation to meet the individual needs of users, is also the core starting point of platform construction. At the scene, Haier also set up an MR-enhanced virtual reality experience area. Visitors can experience a complete range of products from interaction, customization, design to procurement, production, logistics, service, etc. through “on-site”. process.