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Robotics technology that realizes thorough power saving

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION

Outline

Our robot development has its roots in the SCARA robots optimized for the precision assembly of our wrist watch movements, and has led the industry for more than 35 years.
By combining image processing technology, sensing technology, and technologies and devices cultivated in various other fields in accordance with our development philosophy of “efficient / small / precise”, our pursuit of high-speed, high-precision, compact, lightweight, slim, power-saving robots is ongoing. In particular, advanced technologies in robot control and VRT control have been used to reduce latency time between repetitive operations, reduce the arm mass and reduce the size of the motor; technologies currently under development are expected to realize even smaller robots with lower power consumption.

Description

With the rise in global labor costs and intensifying competition for human resources, the introduction of robots at production sites is rapidly expanding. In addition, the number of people who want to be free from tedious tasks and pursue their own interests is increasing. Given these trends, it is expected that the use of robots will expand from factories to retail stores and other areas.
With the growing number of robots, comes increased power consumption, and a resulting increase in the load on the environment. In order to balance the growth of the robot market and climate change mitigation, power saving technology of the robot itself is vitally important.
By leveraging our expertise in image processing technology, sensing technology, and other fields, in combination with know-how built from our long history in the robot business, we are developing a small robot with low power consumption by shortening the waiting time between repetitive operations, reducing the weight of the arm and downsizing the motor.
In addition, we make the most of our network, with sales and production bases worldwide, to quickly grasp customer issues and respond quickly to detailed requests.
In the future, diversification of the needs for robots is expected to require significant technological innovation. By continuing to employ technology and expertise from our various businesses, we will continue to reduce power consumption and increase efficiency as the robot market grows larger and more diverse.

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