Universal Robotics Random Bag Picking
Universal RoboticsPosted 09/25/2012
Universal introduces a breakthrough application – the Universal Robotics Random Bag Picker. This application enables a robot to automatically move a number of randomly placed bags at typical speeds, regardless of their orientation or how many layers are ‘piled’ together.
This cost-effective breakthrough from Universal uses a suite of sensors that integrates off-the-shelf structured light sensors and pairs of cameras for stereoscopic vision.
The standard application moves one bag in any orientation at up to 30 per minute with standard motion control. Whether loosely or tightly packed, on the floor, conveyor or container, the bags can be in any orientation. The application dynamically provides 3D guidance to the robot for bags regardless of labels or material type, with bags stacked in unlimited number of layers up to 60” high. The cost effective approach eliminates expensive fixturing and automated tables, and works well under varying light conditions. Optionally, the Random Bag Picker can handle up to 3 boxes in any orientation with any combined mix of SKUs per layer. Optional high-speed Autonomy can further increase throughput where required.