MIRAI: A Vision-Based Robot Control System for Tackling Variance

With MIRAI, industrial robots can handle variance in position, shape, or movement in the workspace. Using artificial intelligence, the MIRAI controller generates robot movements directly and in real-time, as opposed to outputting individual measurements. Deploy MIRAI in assembly, quality inspection, machine tending, contour following, or other applications. MIRAI can be used for multiple steps within a task. It can also be flexibly retrained for new tasks.

Skills are not programmed but trained through human demonstration in a few days — no knowledge of programming or AI necessary. To train a robot, a human performs repeated demonstrations of a task by manually guiding the robot by the robot’s wrist. The movements are recorded by a nearby camera and a force torque sensor and are then transformed into a MIRAI skill.

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Benefits of MIRAI

Variance coping: Industrial robots with MIRAI are able to deal with variance in a workspace, performing tasks that would be very hard or impossible to hand-engineer.

Easy deployment: Customers can quickly and easily train or retrain robot movements by themselves in just a few days. No knowledge of programming or AI is required.

Application flexibility: Because MIRAI-enabled robots learn many tasks, they can be trained and retrained for various process steps.

Cost effectiveness: MIRAI is a cost-effective solution for highly complex tasks. Expensive, special-purpose systems are not necessary anymore. It can be used for various process steps.

How Does It Work?

1

Connect the MIRAI Controller

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Plug together robot, a force sensor, cameras, and the MIRAI controller.

2

Demonstrate How To React To Variance

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Show examples to the robot (which is watching through the camera): How could the task vary, how would a human react?

3

Machine Learning Through Generalization

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Our cloud servers generalize over the demonstrations and deliver a robot skill.

4

Refine and Deploy

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Test the results, then use the skill in a traditional robot program.

Technical Details

Compatibility
Universal Robots and ABB

Software version required
Min. Polyscope 5.3.0

Certifications and standards
CE, FCC, RoHS

Dimensions
MIRAI controller box

License type
One-time purchase

What comes with the MIRAI package?

  • 1 x MIRAI UX1 robot controller
  • 1 x L-mount for controller box
  • 1 x universal AC power supply DC19V/120W
  • 1 x AC power cord for EU and US region
  • 2 x wireless antennas
  • 1 x Ximea xiQ USB3 camera
  • 1 x USB3 cable (camera)
  • 2 x Fujinon lenses
  • 1 x Camera fixtures for UR robot arms
  • 4 x mounting screws for camera fixture
  • 1 x USB pendrive with MIRAI URCaps plugin and product documentation

MIRAI Brochure

The Micropsi Industries controller brings powerful machine learning features to industrial robots — and it is usable without any AI know-how. Currently, we support systems by Universal Robots and ABB.

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