Trustworthy pick and place systems have long been a sort of Holy Grail amongst commercial robotics. The job of moving products in and out of bins is high among the tasks that lots of storage facility and satisfaction centers are seeking to automate.
For a few years now, RightHand Robotics has been among the more exciting startups in the space. The business has handled to drum up $34 million in funding from investors like Menlo Ventures, GV and Play Ground Global. This week at the ProMat conference in Chicago, the business unveiled RightPick2, the 2nd generation of its piece-picking solution.
The news comes as the company notes that the previous version of its platform has actually crossed the 10 million pick limit. This most current version features a variety of upgrades on both the hardware and software application fronts.
That list consists of the 5th generation of the industrial gripper, which is capable of raising up to 2 kg, paired with brand-new depth-sensing electronic cameras from Intel and an enhanced arm from Universal Robots. That’s coupled with improvements to the system’s RightPick.AI vision/motion control software.
The results, as evidenced in the above demonstration, are pretty impressive. The system is fast, fluid and capable of getting a flexible range of various products, while capturing barcodes for order satisfaction in the process.