Pick & Place - Collaborative Robotic Arm
Designed a collaborative robot integration with a vision system to pick and place small parts for manufacturing.
- UR5 – Universal Robotics UR5e collaborative robot
- Robotiq gripper end-effector
- Patent-pending gripper fingers developed by Vertical AIT for the specific application (attached to end - effector)
- Teledyne Geva vision system with high resolution Genie Nano GigE camera
Using Teledyne's Sherlock vision control system parts were identified and location information was passed to the UR5e Cobot for pick-up.
The calibration between the UR5e and the cobot began with a calibration that synchronized the vision system and the robot's coordinate systems. Once aligned, the custom grippers were able to pick up pins as small as a few millimeters and place them into a sleeve with only fractions of an inch of tolerance.
The small parts used in this application where unable to be reliability picked-up with existing grippers on the market. As a result, custom gripper fingers were designed and built specifically to pick up such small pins. Through the use of the high resolution camera the pin orientation and pick point were able to be accurately identified and used for consistent part picking.
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