I am far from an expert on robotics, but I am currently investigating the feasibility of automating a key task in our factory.
We have an application where we would need image recognition and depth sensing to specify a coordinate in 3d space, where an object exists. Think of this as something hanging of a small tree / bush.
Then we need to make to robot arm to move there and using a cutting end effector to cut of the string to the object hanging.
As far as I understand it seems like most industrial robots today need to be pre programmed. Are there any good solutions where you could basically say to the robot:
moveTo(x,y,z) cut() return()
where the (x,y,z) coordinates comes from a depth camera setup with image recognition. I am sorry if the questions is too non specific, but I would like to know what the current state of the technology is.