Autonomous, Flexible Robot for Welding Large Steel Structures (NOMAD)
The overall objective of the NOMAD project was the development of an autonomous, flexible robotic welding system for large steel structure. The range of structures such a system can produce covers volumes of up to several cubic meters, weights of up to approximately 5 tons and material thicknesses of 3 to 50 mm. At present, such steel structures are either welded manually or in specially adapted robotic welding systems. Drawbacks of manual production are high costs, low output rate and varying quality.