The adoption of open-source control architectures, exemplified by platforms like ROS, has fundamentally reshaped robotic integration by promoting collaboration, modularity and transparency. This shift towards more intuitive graphical interfaces and simulation-based environments has democratized access to robotics, enabling individuals with minimal coding experience to design, test and deploy robotic workflows.
Partner publication Control Design recently spoke with Misa Ilkhechi, co-founder, and vice president of sales at Formic, where he provided insights into the evolving landscape of robotic integration with a focus on aspects that would be of interest to automation engineers.
Formic has been actively involved in optimizing robot cell configurations, emphasizing standardization and modularization to facilitate rapid deployment across various industrial applications. Through embracing the latest software methodologies, they have enhanced the configurability and management of robot cells, simplifying the setup process and empowering users, even those new to automation, to manage cell operations with precision.
To learn more about Formic and its work with industrial robotic integration, read the full article from Control Design.