Company: Soft Robotics
Equipment Snapshot: Traditional bin picking applications pose issues for automation because of variability in the size, shape and orientation of products within a bin. Today’s systems must fully recognize each product in the bin and determine the optimal picking orientation and location of each object. These constraints have severely limited the adoption of robotic bin picking systems, especially in applications handling delicate products such as fresh foods.
Soft Robotics brings new capabilities to bin picking applications by leveraging its revolutionary gripping technology in combination with commercial 3D vision sensors. Compared to traditional bin picking technology, Soft Robotics’ grippers enable bin picking systems to address a wider array of products in random orientations. The adaptability that comes with this unique gripper technology allows items to be picked from any angle with a high quality grasp.