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Autonomous Bin Picking for Cobots: Is it Finally Here?

Universal Robots


Date: Thursday, August 06, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

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Bin picking comes in many shapes and sizes, from high payload automotive and heavy equipment manufacturing applications, to pick and drop e-commerce order fulfillment and part sortation applications. But one area with unique requirements is bin picking applications for machine tending where precision pick-path-and-place and rapid deployment is required. Machining operations range from simple drilling, tapping or trimming up to loading multi-axis CNC machines. These applications are usually in high mix/low volume environments, where the flexibility, operator-friendly safety protocols and ease of programming of leading collaborative robots are required.

This webinar will examine barriers to automating precision bin picking applications including cost, floor space, programming time and complexity, and rapid change over requirements, and how the latest generation of collaborative robots are meeting those challenges.

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • Challenges of automated bin picking
  • Applications for automated bin picking
  • New technologies that enable precision part pick-and-present

Silas Neale
Channel Development Manager
Universal Robots

After nearly a decade in business operations, Silas entered the automation space and gained six years of experience as a sales engineer with Cognex and Keyence. Last year he joined Universal Robots with a strong background in robotics and machine vision. His experience in 2D and 3D vision has carried over into the robotic bin-picking arena and regularly consults with clients and prospects on this challenging area of automation. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University and is based in the Greater Boston area.