Submitted by visionplusplus on Fri, 09/10/2010 - 15:08
The Generic Random Bin Picking (GRaB) research project tries to respond to the growing demand for automation in material handling. Random Bin Picking refers to the problem of picking single items from a pile or container of randomly ordered items by means of a robot.
Given the various challenges associated with the development of a Random Bin Picking technology (e.g. fast and accurate 3D imaging, a robust algorithm for generic object recognition, path-panning, gripper design,...) a consortium, equipped with the necessary expertise, was brought together under the GRaB project.
The main goal of GRaB is to demonstrate the potential of Random Bin Picking on real case studies. GRaB is partially funded by the IWT, the Flemish Instutue for Science and Technology.
Submitted by visionplusplus on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 09:57
With the support of the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology all four case studies from the GRaB-project were successfully completed by Vision++ and partners. It took only 4 days per system to get random bin picking up and running.