The programming of a fully automated painting robot is still very expensive using current painting technology. In the "SelfPaint" project we are creating a new self-programming paint booth in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) and the Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Centre for Industrial Mathematics (FCC) in Sweden.
The aim of the Fraunhofer research project is to develop a painting booth within three years (2016-2018) that independently and cost effectively scans, measures, and paints an object.
The fully automated paint booth will be capable of processing customized objects that are 1x1x2 m³ in size. This innovation will be suitable for many industries and applications.