The International Data Corporation (IDC) has predicted a new era in Global Digital Transformation (GDX). As a leading collaborative robot and smart vision manufacturer, we – at Techman Robot – have brought with us a series of solutions for smart manufacturing upgrades to the Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition. We provide TM AI+ – which is a highly efficient automated defect detector, TM Palletizing Operator – an intelligent palletizing system that integrates both software and hardware, and TMmanager – which uses data to drive digital transformation in many industries by smartly managing factory data. Teaming up with Formosa Television (FTV), a cross-border collaboration with TM Robot, to demonstrate augmented reality (AR) technology using a broadcast-graded camera.
TM AI+ Solution
Manufacturing is one of the sectors that have the most potential in Taiwan and is best suited for high-efficiency automatic quality detection. Techman Robot has successfully developed TM AI+ by using the advantages of built-in vision – an integration of traditional machine and advanced AI vision in a single robotic system. Without the need for additional controllers, the manpower, time, and money required in past integrations have been considerably reduced. The built-in vision system of TM Robot integrates with light industrial cameras and sensing elements to capture images. The deep learning technology of AI is also combined to accurately identify the shape, type, and color of an object as a means to further enhance inspection efficiency and accuracy, and solve the difficulties of automated production in different industries. The inspection data can also be used as guidelines in future manufacturing – a step closer to digital transformation.
TMmanager is your Best Partner for Smart Factory Management
Techman Robot has always striven to assist different sectors in achieving automated production for smart factories through virtual integration, IoT, intelligent equipment, and robotic applications to build a smart factory that is highly applicable and functional. The capabilities of our smart factory management software, TMmanager, are as follows:
- The data collection and monitoring system provides customers with real-time factory equipment management and monitoring their status
- Control over the manufacturing site provides full traceability and automated gathering of all manufacturing data
- A user-friendly interface allows easy data processing and can be customized as required
- Real-time production status allows the operator to grasp first-hand production information
AR Collaboration with FTV
The innovative collaboration demo with FTV combines TM Robot with AR camera alignment technology. TM Robot can instantly feedback the displacement coordinates of the end camera to the virtual camera in the AR scene, and simultaneously synthesize AR 3D to achieve the effect of virtual reality with the precisions of TV broadcast standard. When equipped with a camera, in addition to the tracking and alignment tracking system of the virtual studio camera presented at this exhibition, it can also be used with automated camera and drones, as well as special effect photography, such as high-speed or time-lapse footages.
News broadcasted on FTV channel also uses this new technology to help produce and broadcast programs with TM Robot. In its 2020 Election Prediction Program, the interaction between the anchor and virtual objects allowed news data and election charts to be presented to viewers in a more advanced way. In comparison with professional robotic camera arms, TM Robot is much smaller and easier to operate. They allow for a safer work environment and are also more affordable. We believe TM Robot provides a promising future for a wide range of cross-border integration such as TV news, studio automation, ads shooting, and more!
The new TM Academic
Techman Robot is dedicated to industry-academia collaboration opportunities, thus we established TM Academic. TM Academic is a professional education group that covers all training services, comprehensive robotic courses, and classroom design for automation classes from secondary to higher education. Currently, we are planning to provide collaborative robot license and internship opportunities for those who successfully graduate from TM Academic courses, to further enforce the integration of industry and education, so that the talents can be put to good use and enhance future competitiveness. So far, we have collaborated with over 30 universities and colleges in Taiwan and overseas, such as the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Taiwan Normal University, National Cheng Kung University, National Central University, and National Chung Hsing University. In the future, we will continue to strengthen our commitment to improve robotics education in Taiwan and also expand our dedication to education institutions globally.
Given that global digital transformation is an unstoppable trend, with a series of new solutions ranging from traditional industries to warehousing, electronics manufacturing, and even into film and education, Techman Robot continues to innovative robotics technology and smart manufacturing across all industries, we hope to soon achieve the goal of building highly-intelligence and automated businesses of the future!