Public Summary Month 9/2011

The ContainerBot experiment has completed its first major milestone experiment. A workcell was built which contains one the left side of the robot a corner with a pile of different boxes and on the right hand side a drop-off slope. The robot could clean up the pile of boxes of different shapes and weights and move them to a drop off  point. With little time for fine-tuning the experiment, the robot did already very well and pick-and-places every box well below 10 seconds. The experiment will now continue to detect too heavy boxes and use two robots which jointly pick the box and bring it to the drop-off point.