Humatics Milo Microlocation System
The Humatics Milo Microlocation System uses advanced radio-frequency technology to provide real-time, millimeter-scale 3D positioning of components in space. Universal Robots’ robotic arms can leverage Milo’s real-time precision localization technology to solve difficult challenges for many manufacturing applications such as variable part presentation for automated machine tending tasks.
The Milo system and URCap provide real-time millimeter-scale location data of incoming raw material (infeed) trays, so that they may be positioned next to an automated machine tending setup without being secured to the ground or other static components of the setup. This allows for material presentation by cart, mobile platform, or robot, without the need for precise docking to improve production time and reduce errors. The system also supports movement of the infeed tray throughout the task (i.e. if the tray, cart, or mobile platform gets bumped or moved in the middle of a task - as seen in the video).
The Humatics URCap makes the Milo and UR integration seamless, and provides an easy guided setup with just a few clicks. No image processing or technical background required for setup.
The Milo system and URCap allow you to increase the usage, flexibility, and output of your automated machine tending operations by facilitating real-time positional interaction of your setup.
- Humatics Milo Base Station and software for ultra-precise 3D location of transponders used for localizing mobile infeed trays
- Easy to set up and use URCap for guiding the operator through setup
- One UR program configuration per tray - no repeat training or calibration of your robot
- Works well in low light/no light and dusty conditions
- The Humatics Milo Microlocation System uses advanced radio-frequency technology to provide real-time, millimeter-scale 3D positioning of transponders in space.
- For automated machine tending setups, these transponders are affixed to trays of incoming materials for use as discrete reference points.
- Those reference points are used to teach the system where the infeed parts are on the tray so that they may be picked up by the UR arm.
- By adding 3 transponders to a tray, full pose information about the tray presentation is provided to the UR arm so that it may accurately and precisely pick up parts on the tray, regardless of how they are presented to a machine tending setup - a cart, mobile platform, or other robot.
Software required: Polyscope, Milo Software
dimensions:Depends on setup, but typically requires overhead setup
DEPENDENCIES- Requires custom trays to be built for transponders and infeed
- Requires basic knowledge of UR Program setup
- 120V power source
What's in the box?Milo Base Station
Base Station Mount
Power Cables & Charging Hubs
License type:URCap through one-time purchase; Additional Milo Software through 3-Year subscription