A new system from Kawasaki Robotics and Olis Robotics allows users to remotely operate and monitor industrial robots

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

February 26, 2024

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Kawasaki Robotics and Olis Robotics have created new remote monitoring and control capabilities for industrial robots
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Kawasaki Robotics and  Olis Robotics have partnered to develop new remote monitoring and control capabilities for industrial robots.

The goal is to help customers reduce troubleshooting and downtime costs by up to 90%, restart production faster and rapidly gain access to real-time expert support.

The companies will showcase the results of their partnership in March at the Modex 2024 e-commerce exhibition in Atlanta, where they plan to demonstrate the new platform on a robotic corner board system, integrated with a mixed palletizing and depalletizing cell and featuring a Kawasaki robot.

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The system is equipped with Olis Robotics’ remote error recovery software that alerts users when the robot unexpectedly stops or when it fails in its task. After a system failure, users can perform remote error recovery and allow the robot to get back to work.

"We’re seeing a growing demand for remote robot monitoring and recovery capabilities; adding Olis to our industrial robots is a game changer for the market,” said Paul Marcovecchio, Kawasaki GI business unit’s director. “Our new partnership supports the industry gamut from smaller first-time end users and their integrator partners up to more complex AI-driven applications in larger plants.

“All stakeholders can now easily and cost-effectively monitor, access and recover their robot cells remotely. As a result, they created a powerful tool that also addresses end-user concerns such as cyber security or the need to retrofit machines.”

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“We’re incredibly excited to start working with Kawasaki integrators to deploy and retro-fit Olis units with Kawasaki robot arms,” said Fredrik Ryden, Olis Robotics’ CEO “It’s a win-win for both the integrator and their customers.”

The Olis remote monitoring and error recovery solution will be available for any Kawasaki robot model starting later this year. 

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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