Soft robotics goes AI
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Soft Robotics’ technologies are exhibited through the trade fair on robotic systems at BCA (Stand SU-7155/7156), Fanuc (Stand C-1441), Harpak-Ulma (Stand SL-6101), Quest (Stand C-2825 ) and SMC (Stand C-5233).
Specialist in end effectors, or grippers, Soft Robotics integrates its gripping technologies with 3D vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to build systems capable of automating bulk picking processes.
“Today’s industrial robots are unable to handle the product variability or unstructured environments typically found in the labor-intensive food supply chain in areas such as agriculture. , food processing and logistics, ”says Mark Chiappetta, COO at Soft Robotics. “With our revolutionary soft-grip, 3D perception and AI technologies, Soft Robotics unlocks robotic automation by augmenting widely available industrial robots with true hand-eye coordination, enabling them to perform tasks that traditionally could not be achieved. be performed only by human workers. “
The company recently raised a $ 10 million Series B extension to expand its business operations and help launch its SoftAI ™ product, which overlays 3D vision and AI software over patented and proven flexible gripping technology. by Soft Robotics, rated IP69K.
“These are exciting times for Soft Robotics,” says Jeff Beck, CEO of the company. “? The vulnerabilities of the food supply chain have been brought to light by the pandemic, making it clear that automation has gone from being a must-have to a must-have in all large-scale food production operations. Soft Robotics’ patented technologies are ready and used today to enable the automation of the processing and packaging of proteins, fruits and vegetables and baked goods. Demand for our SoftAI hardware and software solutions is growing at an unprecedented rate. ?? This new capital will support the exponential growth of Soft Robotics, ensuring that automation plays a major role in protecting the food supply from future disruptions.
For more information, visit www.softroboticsinc.com. South Dakota