Yaskawa and Universal Robotics to introduce Neocortex Goods-to-Robot Cell at Pack Expo | Automation.com

Yaskawa and Universal Robotics to introduce Neocortex Goods-to-Robot Cell at Pack Expo

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Yaskawa and Universal Robotics to introduce Neocortex Goods-to-Robot Cell at Pack Expo

November 1, 2016The Neocortex Goods to Robot Cell, an adaptive picking solution, is being introduced at PACK EXPO 2016 (Nov 6-9, 2016; Chicago, IL; Yaskawa booth #S-2179).

A collaboration between Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division and Universal Robotics, this solution is designed to automate any high-mix, high-volume application where manual labor is currently required, such as random bin picking, order fulfillment, machine tending or line loading.

Built on Universal’s Neocortex and Spatial Vision 3D software platform, this solution features a Motoman MH12 robot, gripper, 3D vision guidance, industrial PC, sensors, communication protocols, human machine interface (HMI) and safety barriers.

Neocortex, an artificial intelligence platform, is flexible with real-time recognition. It can identify a mix of boxes, bottles, tubes and bags. There is no limit to the number of parts or SKUs it can identify. Neocortex enables the high-speed, six-axis MH12 robot to pick incoming products from totes, bins, trays or cases. The robot then places the product in bags, boxes or cartons for shipping. With the ability of 800 picks per hour (average) with peaks up to 27 picks per minute, the Neocortex Goods to Robot Cell can increase accuracy and throughput over manual fulfillment.

The compact cell is delivered on a 4-ft x 4-ft platform, easily placed in a human-scale workspace by a forklift and operational within one day.

About Universal Robotics 

Universal is an artificial intelligence software company that uses sensor input to allow machines to see, react, and learn with human-like flexibility. Its Neocortex artificial intelligence and Spatial Vision 3D software platform works with a wide range of robots and sensors. Neocortex technology was invented for NASA twelve years ago and developed for industrial use by Universal starting in 2008. 

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