Universal Robotics – Kinect in Industrial Robotic Application

3D Vision Guidance, Machine Learning, Robotic Case Palletizing, Robotics / 23.01.2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZZGruYvcQ4
 
We’ve recently discussed how the Microsoft Kinect can be used in robotic mobile manipulation. See above a video showing what is, to our knowledge, the first commercial integration of the Kinect with an industrial robot. Signal from standard webcams is also used. A software from Universal Robotics crunches the data to obtain a 3D representation of the scene. The application shown is the palletizing of randomly-placed boxes with Motoman robots.

Seeing consumer priced sensor entering into the industrial arena is very exciting, as long as the integration can prove to be robust enough.

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