A fast and accurate recognition system for flexible grasping of electronic goods




Woegerer, Christian
Rooker, M.
Angerer, Alfred
Kopf, Ch.
Pichler, A.

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DEStech Publications, Inc.


Automated packaging is becoming more and more interesting for various production sites even in Europe. However, in many companies the packaging process can only handle a limited amount of products. This leads to a very inflexible packaging and a bottle neck in the production. Most of the time for new products, the packaging system needs to be modified. One of the main components in an automated packaging process is the recognition and then the grasping of the objects that need to be packed. For different products mostly a different gripping system is required. In this paper, solutions from a research project are presented which enables the recognizing as a basis for flexible grasping of different products. These solutions includes a flexible pose recognition for different objects by a low cost system based on Kinect or or Asus Xtion cameras.


Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, held May 20-23, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, and organized by the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems, University of Texas at San Antonio
Includes bibliographical references


Packaging, Robots--Kinematics