ContainerBot - Stochastic impact-triggered mobile manipulation for fast cycle time unloading of variable-sized boxes from unordered piles


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 parcel containers, assisting persons with robots for lifting or positioning of heavy equipment and flexible use of robots in factory work cells.








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Coupling of gripper with LWR and lifting device.jpg 142 KB 2012/12/13
Setup with lifting device and LWR.jpg 204 KB 2012/12/13
vacuum gripper1.jpg 692 KB 2011/10/18
vacuum gripper2.jpg 1.03 MB 2011/10/18

Experimenting Partners

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Coordinator)

Intermodalics bvba

Latest Progress

Apr 4, 2012 :  Public Summary Month 4/2012