Fuzzy Logic has announced the launch of its no-code industrial robot programming and simulation software, Fuzzy Studio, on its website. Fuzzy Studio allows non-experts in robotics to create virtual cells and control industrial robots, enabling them to robotize their production at an affordable price and lower risk, even in situations that were once considered impossible, such as for small batches or complex parts. Previously reserved for a select few, it is now available online to a wider audience and comes with informative documentation and tutorials.
Fuzzy Studio is a no-code software that enables non-robotics experts to simulate and program industrial robots. It is universal, compatible with most robot brands on the market, and allows even those who lack expertise in robotics or programming to create, program, and simulate their own robotic cell. With the rise of robotics in France and Europe as a means to relocate production, Fuzzy Studio provides an easy and low-risk solution for investment.
Fuzzy Studio comes in two licenses on the Fuzzy Logic website: the Fuzzy Studio Simulation license allows non-robotic users to create and preview a robotic cell in a simulated environment, while the Fuzzy Studio Production license provides all the tools necessary for the integration and operation of a real robotic cell.
Ryan Lober, CEO of Fuzzy Logic, says, "This online launch is the culmination of two years of Fuzzy Studio evolution built on deployment in production with our existing customers. Fuzzy Studio is now ready to be offered to a wider audience and is currently the most advanced and accessible industrial robotics software on the market."
He adds, "Fuzzy Logic will revolutionize mass-customization and flexible production. Our ambition is to make industrial robotics accessible to a wider audience, such as for the production of small batches or unique parts, which are difficult to automate due to high costs associated with complex robot programming. By democratizing robotics, making it simple to program and simulate a robot for everyone, we make robotic automation feasible where it once seemed impossible."
Fuzzy Studio, instant access to an interactive digital twin robotic cell
Today, solutions for creating robotic cells are often complex. With Fuzzy Studio, this process becomes incredibly simple and accessible. The software provides a wide library of robots and is highly compatible with 3D digital design formats (CAD). It enables the creation of an interactive virtual cell, which is intuitive and easy to handle for robotics novices. It offers anyone the opportunity to design, program, and simulate a robotic work cell for a fully functional real-time digital twin.
Optimizing the cell in just a few clicks
Fuzzy Studio includes a collision detection function to immediately validate cell sizing. The positions of objects are configured and visible in minutes, and potential collision sources between parts of the digital twin are anticipated. Any object can be easily reconfigured in just a few clicks. When the positioning of an object is modified, the trajectories associated with that object are updated accordingly. Interactions are dynamic, and the feasibility of robot trajectories appears immediately.
Automatic trajectory generation without programming, a uniquely powerful feature
Robot trajectories require lengthy and complex programming by a roboticist. With Fuzzy Studio, these complex trajectories are automatically generated in just a few clicks through the 3D information of objects placed in the digital twin. On the contours of a part for deburring or its surface for sanding and grinding, the possibilities are endless and available to all. An unlimited number of waypoints can be added to these trajectories. This functionality offers order of magnitude time savings to users, as the generation of trajectories frees them from dependence on robotic experts.
With Fuzzy Studio, the basic specifications of a project can be validated in just a few minutes instead of several weeks, and at a lower cost. Information on the sizing of the robotic cell is displayed for easy decision-making before moving on to real-time control. Parameters can be quickly modified in the simulation, reducing the investment risks of a robotics project. These advantages are unique in the market and allow for a drastic reduction in investment risks.
All of these features are available in the Fuzzy Studio Simulation license.
Real-time execution of robot trajectories bridges the gap between theory and practice
The Fuzzy Studio Production license includes the features of the Simulation license, with the addition of a connection to the robot for real-time control. This control validates all the hypotheses formulated in the simulated cell, including trajectories, implementation, and collisions in the real world. With fast simulation, the risk of error is reduced to almost zero. If a problem is detected, it can be easily corrected directly in the simulation.
The Fuzzy Studio Production license includes an I/O input and output module, which allows the behavior of a PLC in the virtual cell to be easily simulated and programmed with simple functions such as generating a trajectory or launching a grip. This feature adds flexibility to robotic program architects. The use of the Production license also does not require any special coding skills. A simple click of a button in the software allows for real-time connection with the Fuzzy RTOS software installed in the robot bay, enabling real-time control of the robot.
The potential for significant economic benefits for the industry has been recognized by BPI France
The BPI (France Banque Publique d'Investissement or Public Investment Bank) has just granted Fuzzy Logic a 1.75 million euro aid for Deeptech development. The project to democratize industrial robotics, which is part of a perspective of reindustrialization of territories, has caught the attention of BPI France . In the current context, with conflicts and an energy crisis following the pandemic, French industry faces the challenge of rapid reindustrialization. There is a strong demand for increased production, at lower costs and with better quality. However, without qualified personnel or tools, the solution lies in technology, with robotics being the key to increased productivity. However, industrial robots are largely inaccessible because of their costly and complicated use, which require robotics expertise. Fuzzy Logic, with its software that allows non-experts to easily control a robot, offers industry a cost-effective solution to this massive problem.
Antoine Hoarau and Ryan Lober, Fuzzy Logic's cofounders