PICK-PLACE focuses on flexible, safe and dependable robotic part-handling in industrial environments. The project proposes a combination of human and robot capabilities in order to achieve this efficient hybrid pick-and-place / pick-and-package solution. It includes dynamic package configuration, flexible grasping strategies using an innovative multifunctional gripper, robust environment perception and mechanisms and strategies for human-robot collaboration.
PICK-PLACE project, like almost everything else on a global scale, is being affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Needless to say, health and safety are our top priority right now.
Most members of the consortium have temporarily closed their facilities and partners are working from home, following social distancing and containment guidelines. These measures also imply other limitations which are relevant for an EU research initiative, including restrictions for traveling and meetings. Due to these measures, PICK-PLACE’s first integration workshop —scheduled to take place the last week of March 2020— had to be postponed. Read more
In the past weeks, a new section has been incorporated to PICK-PLACE project’s website, the “Forum” section, which gives access to an online survey.
As explained in the Challenge and objectives section, the idea behind PICK-PLACE emerged from the lack of available solutions that answer the industry’s need to manipulate parts with high variability (in terms of size, shape or weight) or to do so in less structured environments. Read more
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