Vision Guided Robotics (VGR) systems enable flexible use of robots in today's changing industrial environments. INFAIMON is a multinational company dedicated exclusively to the artificial vision and image analysis technology, and their InPicker solution collects, evaluates, and identifies object data for picking and placing components in automotive, pharmaceutical, logistics and e-commerce applications.
Together with Conecta2 Automotion, INFAIMON developed a 3D picking application for picking and handling randomly stacked rubber gaskets from conveyor belts.
The gaskets are made of black, light-absorbing rubber which combined with arbitrary orientations is particularly hard to capture consistently with typical imaging systems. INFAIMON uses the Zivid One Plus 3D color camera to overcome these challenges, using the 3D camera's speed, accuracy, and high dynamic range to reliably detect and separate the objects.
Using the Zivid One, the InPicker tool recognizes and determines the position of the stacked objects and handles collision avoidance in real-time so the robot gripper performs correct and safe extraction of the gaskets.