– Does the robot need to be controlled, and is a man needed in such operations? Recently, there have been made a lot of movies about machine rebellion. It's all jokes, of course, but is it possible that a robot can "go mad"?
– Basically, a robot is a mechanism, like any machine. Though, it's a little smarter. All its movements are controlled by a rigidly defined program, and the robot cannot "retreat" from it. A machine rebellion is certainly, but only if it's prescribed in the program. – And the artificial intelligence?
– We've recently introduced an artificial intelligence into our robot. This allows it to recognize objects from the video image of the installed camera. The robot will see them, determine their location, orientation to pick them up and to put them into production. Artificial intelligence helps the robot the understand that the video is just what it needs. A robot doesn't really think about rebellion. – Do you have a big technological or creative dream? Like to make a robot that can digitize an entire plant? So that it could be turned on and managed the production for 20 years without interruption.
– Basically, these robots already exist. Our goal is to create easy to operate and inexpensive robots that can be assembled into a single production system like a meccano set. We are sure that 80% of Russian plants can be robotized this way!
We've also recently got interested in waste sorting. Waste sorting - especially in small plants - is often done manually, and the work conditions are hard. Something has to be done about it. Another interesting niche for robot development is automation of large warehouses.
IIf you want to know how the Aripix Robotics robot lives and works in the Moskabelmet plant and why colleagues do not like it, read the interview with Pavel Moryakov
, CEO of Moskabelmet.