Five years after STEM’s Kickstarter, the company brings its absolute positioning magnetic technology to the industrial arena.
Sixense has announced that its absolute positioning solution STEM it will be used by the company’s VUDU industrial robot programming system Sisuin order to offer a more intuitive deployment that, in turn, reduces the time required from days or hours to just a few minutes. Devices with magnetic technology from Sixense allow accurate tracking in industrial environments, they say, since they are not affected by ambient light or occlusion.
“In the past, factory and workshop conditions have made it almost impossible to deploy advanced motion capture technology that is essential to facilitate the programming of industrial robots,” says Russell Aldridge, CEO of Sisu. “With Sixense’s motion tracking technology, we are able to avoid these problems, paving the way for countless organizations to increase their efficiency through precision automation.”
For its operation, the controller (similar to those that have not yet released) is paired with a tablet that facilitates editing and viewing the program made. Some of the features it allows are the control of the speed by increasing or decreasing the pressure on the trigger and the adjustment of the frame of reference with respect to the position of the user. In this way, the system reduces the complexity of programming, opening the way to the automation of new applications.
Sixense has not shared any news about the status of the STEM controllers Kickstarter campaign, which just today marks 5 years since its launch. The latest news pointed to problems with plastics.