Public Summary Month 7/2011

The ContainerBot experiment looks at new ways to empty standard shipping containers with new robot technology. This experiment uses one or two KUKA Lightweight robot arms to pick up light ( <5kg) or heavy ( <10kg) boxes of various sizes and shapes in unordered stacks. Applications are automatic emptying of parcell containers, assisting persons with robots for lifting or positioning of heavy equipment and flexible use of robots in factory work cells.