OSARO, a Japanese provider of machine learning software for industrial automation, and INNOTECH are introducing the “Piece Picking Station.” This mobile robot unit, the first collaboration of OSARO and INNOTECH, is being introduced at the INNOTECH AI Picking Lab in Japan, and provides a complete solution for logistics customers and factory automation requirements.
The robot combines a mobile robot cell, OSARO piece-picking software and machine learning models, as well as related INNOTECH services, including systems integration, training, and support. The combined INNOTECH and OSARO mobile robotics solution also offers OSARO’s integration API, providing flexibility for defining robot missions and image inference requests to enable automation in a wide variety of environments.
A common automation requirement in factories, warehouses, and distribution centers is for a robot to select single products from jumbled bins or individually stacked containers and then place each in a specified position. The automation of this work, called “piece picking”, involves complex development elements, such as image processing using a 3D camera, handling design, robot learning, and fine-tuning of the surrounding environment. In addition to enhancing productivity, robotic automation can help to create more robust supply chains with reduced susceptibility to infectious disease and labor shortages.
The mobile robot unit will be exhibited at INTERPHEX JAPAN 2020 at Makuhari Messe from November 25-27, 2020.
“We expect this unit will accelerate the automation of factories and distribution warehouses that OSARO and INNOTECH are working on,” said Yosuke Kaburagi, Director of INNOTECH Corp., at the launch of Piece Picking Station. “We aim to provide a service that delivers smarter, more capable automated robots more quickly to customers who are considering automation. This exhibition is an important opportunity to experience in real time, the advanced technology of OSARO AI. We will take all safety measures to insure against infectious disease. We look forward to your visit.”
“The entire OSARO team has contributed their AI and machine learning expertise to the new collaborative effort with INNOTECH and we are delighted to jointly announce the Piece Picking Station,” said OSARO co-founder and CEO Derik Pridmore. “We look forward to a long-term relationship with INNOTECH as they bring new solutions to market, support customer automation projects, and develop new products.”