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Robot-Based Bin Picking Set to Transform Manufacturing Sector

Source: Vision Spectra / by Grant Zahorsky, CANON USA Breakthroughs in path planning, collision detection, and detailed 3D point maps have made it easier for robots to more accurately find parts in bins, paving the way for advancements in bin picking. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution nears, companies all over the world will need to prepare for the immense changes coming their way. Machine vision, used in combination with artificial intelligence and deep …Read More

Pick, Path, Place

Source: Design Engineering / by Mike McLeod Universal Robot’s ActiNav kit puts autonomous bin picking and CNC machine tending within reach of SMEs. While commercial cooperative robots (cobots) have been available since the early 2000s, their popularity didn’t exploded until the past three to four years. In 2018 alone, global cobot market revenues grew to approximately US$567 million, a 56.6% increase over 2017. Similarly, cobots shipments that year totaled roughly 19,000, a year-on-year …Read More

PICK-PLACE presented at industrial forum in Eibar, Spain

Last month, PICK-PLACE was presented at a forum on advanced industrial solutions, including fields such as robotics, laser and machining for manufacturing, Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM), talent management in SMART environments, and other relevant trends. The forum, entitled “What and how will be produced in 2050?” was organized by IMHE in collaboration with research centers ACORDE, IK4-TEKNIKER and IK4-IDECO, and hosted by project parner IK4-TEKNIKER at their headquarters in Eibar …Read More

More Robot Picks for Logistics to See at MODEX 2018

Source: Robotics Business Review At MODEX 2018, logistics businesses can learn about the latest in cobots, pickers, and autonomous mobile lifts. Here are some robot picks worth checking out. By Mike Oitzman Warehouse and logistics automation is maturing at a furious pace. We’ve already covered some of the mobile robots and suppliers that will be at MODEX 2018 in Atlanta this week. Let’s look at more exhibits and robot picks that you …Read More