System recognizes gripping surfaces automatically
This combination of robot software, 3D sensor and sensor software makes it possible to recognize the smooth surfaces of a component as suitable gripping surfaces and to supply the robot with this information. The surfaces are identified automatically by the system. You cannot influence this as a user.
In addition to the gripping surfaces in the six dimensions X, Y, Z and A, B, C, the container holding the components is also recognized. What’s more, the software additionally verifies the pick-up point on the component and ensures that there is no risk of a collision with the container. It is possible to parameterize the quality of the gripping surfaces manually with the aid of KUKA _3D Perception.BinPicking.
Easy start-up directly on the KUKA smartPAD
The application is perfectly suited to the requirements posed by the logistics and consumer goods sectors, but it is also suitable for other industries and purposes. It can be launched on the KUKA smartPAD itself in just a few simple steps. No special image processing skills are required for this. All you have to do is:
- Carry out the calibration process
- Conduct the object management for the components (SKUs) and containers (LCs)
- Define the robot’s intended workspace
- Perform a recognition test and optimize the parameters
- Adapt the example programs provided
Automated gripping and positioning without external computing power
Your KUKA robot makes use of the KUKA _3D Perception sensor to automatically identify the appropriate surfaces it can use to grip non-mixed objects. The robot uses a suction gripper to pick up the objects and place them elsewhere. At no point in the application is external computing power required – all the data are processed directly in the sensor.