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.
The logistic market is changing rapidly and a transformation is taking place from B2B and B2C to C2B, where the customer is the driving force behind the activity. A radical change is occurring in value-added processes. It is the era of Logistics 4.0.
In this context, ULMA has shown its capabilities during last years to develop fully automated solutions in the retailing sector. But there is still a considerable scope for further improvement related to multireference order preparation, more specifically for small, morphology and weight independent solutions. And that specific field of order preparation is the one that ULMA would like to improve during the course of this project. Read more
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
Source: Robotics Business Review / by Kayla Matthews
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Source: Inbound Logistics / by Karen Kroll
Working side by side, robots and humans reinvent warehouse work.
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