Video – Innovative Real-time 3D Bin Picking

Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision
Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision

Together with our excellent automation partner Dynatec from Askim, Norway we have developed an innovative 3D Bin Picking solution for dog food packaging using an ABB robot.

The cycle time of the system is less than 2 seconds leaving less than a 500 ms for 2D and 3D image processing. This requirement called for an innovative approach using the new Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera that locates moving objects in real-time in 3D.

The video shows the 3D Bin Picking solution in operation picking the smallest sausage. The system handles three different sausage sizes.

The pace is fast – the sausage is rolling and moving while picking – the system handles this with ease.

Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision

We designed a solution based on our latest 3D technology and Scorpion Vision Software Version X. The Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision was implemented using a Scorpion Industrial PC and a Scorpion 3D Stinger MLaser Camera.

This solution adds the speed and accuracy by extracting 3D data from 2D images in addition to using structured light. This creates contrast on the sausages making it possible to use a 3D Cylinder fit to locate the dog food with the required robustness.

3D Cylinder Model
Each dog sausage is located based on structured light and a fast and reliable 3D Cylinder Fit

The system is very fast and reliable due to the unique Scorpion 3D Stinger concept  “Extracting 3D from 2D images”. The 3D technology is proven and is ready to be used in applications in many industries. Heck, my little nephew, who is in highschool is protoyping his very own dog feeder sytstem for his beloved pet. This level of engagement really warms my heart.
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