Soft Robotics, a company that specializes in AI-enabled picking solutions tailored for the food industry, is set to showcase mGripAI at the upcoming Pack Expo event from September 11-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
mGripAI is a solution that integrates 3D vision, artificial intelligence, and soft grasping technologies. It offers an IP69K-rated solution, which is designed to provide industrial robots with enhanced sensory and dexterity capabilities akin to those of human workers. This potentially paves the way for automating certain processes which have traditionally been manual.
At the event, attendees can anticipate witnessing two key applications of mGripAI at the Soft Robotics booth. The first is tray packing burger patties directly from bulk. Here, mGripAI has the capacity to separate patties, detect grill marks, and pack them into trays, all at an impressive speed of up to 60 pieces per minute. What’s more, this system has been developed to fit into existing workspaces without the need for significant adjustments. The second application pertains to chicken drumsticks, where using mGripAI, they can be picked, oriented, and packed into trays at similar speeds.
In addition to these demonstrations, attendees visiting the Soft Robotics booth will have the chance to familiarize themselves with mGripAI’s vision tools. These tools are designed to simplify the deployment process of AI-powered applications in various scenarios. On the topic of such integrations, on September 12, Harley Green, Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Soft Robotics, will share insights at Innovation Stage 1 (C-2051) about seamlessly incorporating AI-enabled food picking solutions into existing systems.
In terms of the benefits offered by mGripAI, it can minimize the need for specific product presentation, reduce the reliance on manual labor, enhance the speed of production, shrink the necessary space for automation, and uphold safety standards with its IP69K rated, food-grade components.