On January 31, Flexiverse Technology’s “Flexiverse 2023 New Product Launch Conference” was officially unveiled, and Flexiverse brought new products: the world’s first adaptive parallel robot, a new generation of universal force-controlled grippers, and Qiong ZhiAIsystem. At the same time, at the press conference, Feixi Technology also made a comprehensive elaboration on the concept of human-like technology, typical applications, industry standards, and Feixi’s ecology.
“We will keep our original intention and make Robots capable of performing more repetitive, boring and harmful jobs through technological innovation, and move towards Feixi’s vision of ‘Using people-oriented technology to make work more creative and life more fulfilling’” Work hard.” Wang Shiquan, co-founder and CEO of Feixi Technology, said at the press conference. This vision and goal also runs through the entire new product launch conference.
Feixi Technology chooses the path of human-like technology, and is committed to making robots work in a more human-like way. Referring to human behavior, manual operations are often based on hand feel adjustment, supplemented by visual guidance. These inspirations from humans are transferred to the working form of robots and corresponding product designs, so as to realize more general and intelligent robot products. .
New product release: product innovation of “arm”, “hand” and “brain”
At this press conference, Feixi Technology brought a self-developed innovative product: the world’s first adaptive parallel robot-Xuanhui Moonlight. If the Rizon series of adaptive robots are compared to “generalists”, then Xuanhui Robot is an “expert” in the segmented field.
From the perspective of market demand, Xuanhui is a more cost-effective choice in scenarios with high requirements for force control and relatively low requirements for freedom.
First of all, Xuanhui incorporates the sensing and force control technology accumulated by Feixi over the years, combined with the optimization of the parallel structure, it can make real-time adjustments according to the received force feedback, and has the same level of fine force control and force control as the Rizon series robots. Stable anti-interference ability.
Secondly, it also has strong adaptability and wide applicability, can automate complex force control tasks, quickly adapt to changes in the operating environment, and can be widely used in richer scenarios.
According to Li Xuesen, product director of Feixi Technology, Xuanhui has excellent performance in testing applications. Due to Xuanhui’s high force control accuracy, whether it is screw tightening, flexible feeding assembly, or flat grinding, it has an excellent performance.
Xuanhui adaptive parallel robot is expected to be launched to the market in the third quarter of 2023.
In addition to innovative products with Robotic “arms”, Feixi has also brought a new self-developed “hand” – the Grav series of universal force-controlled robot grippers. This product has two types: standard Grav and enhanced Grav Enhanced. Version.
In Feixi’s view, if the robot is to achieve the same fine and flexible operation ability as the human hand, the mechanical arm itself is not enough, and the innovation of the “hand” is also needed.
According to Li Wenbin, senior product manager of Feixi, Grav is a two-finger force-controlled electric gripper, while Grav Enhanced combines gecko materials and has two control modes: two-finger force control and enhanced passive adsorption.
By realizing the ultimate force control performance and the application of bionic gecko materials, Grav can greatly expand the versatility of the gripper, adapt to as many processing objects and complex tasks as possible, and provide more choices for robot engineering solutions.
The Grav series of universal force-controlled grippers is expected to be launched in the market in the second quarter of 2023.
With the hands and arms, Feixi also released a complete universal “brain” – Qiongzhi NOEMA system, including Qiongzhi cloud platform, Qiongzhi edge system and Qiongzhi edge controller. Users can easily develop AI models and manage the full lifecycle of solutions, including data governance, model training, operator orchestration, solution deployment, and maintenance and debugging.
According to reports, the AI Qiongzhi System aims to commercialize robot AI solutions on a platform, allowing more industry ecosystem partners to use Feixi AI technology, expanding the popularity of robot AI solutions, and improving the deployment efficiency of AI solutions.
The Qiongzhi AI platform for third-party use will be open for registration and use in June 2023.
Typical application: Grinding and polishing solution based on adaptive robot
After showing the latest product progress of Feixi’s “arm”, “hand” and “brain”, at the press conference, Feixi also took polishing as an example, as to how the humanoid robot technology can deal with it in actual scenarios. The pain points of real needs and the advantages of application are explained.
Grinding and polishing is an indispensable basic process in the manufacturing industry, and it is also a link that is difficult to automate. Common pain points in the industry include high process difficulty, low versatility of most automation solutions, and lack of high-reliability hardware equipment. In the past few years, through a large number of customer needs and project practice, based on the self-developed adaptive robot, Feixi has proposed a flexible and universal grinding and polishing solution.
Adaptive robots have the dynamic performance of surface tracking, trajectory learning, surface fitting, and force-position composite control, as well as reliable anti-interference capabilities and more flexible spatial movement capabilities. These have become adaptive robots that can perform excellent grinding and polishing Core competencies for tasks.
Zhong Shuyun, the chief robot scientist of Feixi Technology, said that through a large number of research and development practices, the grinding and polishing application based on adaptive robots has many advantages. First, it can be applied to a wider range of needs. testing and deployment. At the same time, since the adaptive robot itself is a force-controlled robot with highly integrated software and hardware, this means that Feixi’s solution does not need to install additional external sensors or floating grinding heads, reducing the loss and maintenance of external equipment cost, making the solution more cost-effective.
Industry standard: The country’s first “Blue Book on Innovation and Development of Adaptive Robots” was released
In addition to focusing on self-developed technology, Feixi hopes to contribute to the international influence and leadership of China’s intelligent manufacturing and related industry technical standards. At this press conference, Feixi and the Equipment Center of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology jointly launched the first domestic “Blue Book on Innovation and Development of Adaptive Robots” (hereinafter referred to as “Blue Book”). In the blue book, the concept, technical points, and global development pattern of adaptive robots are comprehensively explained.
Zuo Shiquan, deputy chief engineer of the Equipment Center of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, believes that dexterous, intelligent, flexible and universal adaptive robots will surely become the development direction of future robots. It highly meets the transformation needs of manufacturing companies for flexible manufacturing. Its rapid development and wide application can further Improving the product quality and production efficiency of the manufacturing industry and subdivided industries will greatly improve the ability to deal with the complexity of production, and will also promote the development of the Robot Industry chain and the reconstruction of the international robot value chain.
For Feixi, it is hoped that with the release of the blue book, more relevant parties in the industry chain can be united to establish industry standards for the development of adaptive robot technology and promote the development of adaptive robot technology in China.
Feixi Ecology: Empowering ecological partners to promote win-win results
Also based on thinking about the pain points faced by the industry, Feixi also introduced the ecology of the adaptive robot industry.
In the robotics industry, there are often pain points such as difficulty in implementing complex applications, long testing and deployment cycles, and difficulty in batch copying of businesses. Combining Feixi’s own advantages, Feixi introduced the core measures for ecological partners in the press conference.
One is to create an easy-to-use software platform and tools for users of adaptive robots. Including Elements, a graphical task editing system, Flexiv RDK, an adaptive robot secondary development tool, and NOEMA, a general-purpose AI robot platform.
The second is to create a good service experience for partners around the complete project cycle and overall business progress, including consulting services, technical support, digital equipment asset management, training centers, etc.
The third is to create a developer community – Flexiv Hub, and create a knowledge sharing platform.
Fourth, Feixi will be committed to promoting win-win business growth with ecological partners.
The press conference also invited a large number of non-xi ecological partners at home and abroad represented by Stanford University BDML Lab, Infinity, Toddco, Mirka China, Orange Automation, Tick-tek, Shanghai Sibu, Yingtaixin, etc. Xi’s cooperation expressed high praise.
Gao Yunfan, marketing director of Feixi, said at the press conference that adaptive robots are brand-new products driven by innovation. Feixi has adopted humanoid technology to expand the capabilities of robots and promote the implementation of more new applications, so as to leverage a broader market. blue ocean market. During this process, Feixi welcomes like-minded ecological partners, especially those who adhere to long-term principles and hold the same technical philosophy to join Feixi’s ecology.