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.
In human-robot collaborative cells, one of the main problems is represented by the robot’s stopping or slowing down due to the human presence. The origin of this problem is the lack of awareness of the robot with respect to the human motions. In fact, motion planners take care of the current human position as a mere obstacle or they do not take care of it at all. Read more
The use of bin-picking applications is increasing in the industry. Generally speaking, these applications allow to carry out operations of picking up different products from a box, previously chosen through a vision system.
When picking different products, they can be different in shape, weight and form. To ensure that an object is picked up, a technology capable of dealing with these types of situations is necessary. Read more
Source: Design Engineering / by Mike McLeod
Universal Robot’s ActiNav kit puts autonomous bin picking and CNC machine tending within reach of
Source: MH&L News
“Many companies are moving workers from jobs that automation can handle more efficiently and save workers