CapSen Robotics introduces CapSen PiC 2.0 bin-picking software with programmable AI

New UI at heart of v2.0 software release

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CapSen Robotics released v2.0 of its CapSen PiC 3D machine vision and motion planning software for robotic bin-picking applications.
CapSen Robotics introduced v2.0 of its CapSen PiC bin-picking software, which comes with a new user interface and programmable AI to tackle bin-picking tasks.

CapSen Robotics, a Pittsburgh-based company that produces 3D machine vision and motion planning software for robotic bin-picking applications, recently introduced the v2.0 release of its CapSen PiC software.

The system features a new user interface (UI) and programmable AI designed to tackle challenging high-mix, low-volume bin-picking tasks. CaoSen PiC 2.0 made its debut at Automate 2024 in Chicago in the Pittsburgh Robotics Network booth.

Motion planning through 3D vision

CapSen PiC v2.0 combines 3D vision, motion planning and control algorithms to provide robots the ability to locate, pick and manipulate objects from cluttered bins and shelves. The system accurately detects 3D objects in a range of different positions and orientations, even when they’re partially occluded or in tight workspaces. The new version release comes after the company released v1.0 in May 2023.

The software provides consistent and complete control of a robot, end effector and 3D cameras within a robot cell, greatly lessening the integration burden of deploying a bin-picking system. In addition, CapSen PiC 2.0 features programmable AI techniques that enable high-mix, low-volume bin-picking tasks in manufacturing

“Advances in black box AI algorithms for text and image generation have garnered a great deal of press lately, with some companies exploring their use within industrial automation,” said Jared Glover, CEO of CapSen Robotics. “Safety and reliability requirements in manufacturing require a more structured approach, however, so while CapSen PiC 2.0 leverages AI tools to improve its 3D vision and motion planning algorithms, it does so within a constrained framework that provides the user control and peace of mind that the robot will work exactly as programmed, every time.”

Repurpose your robot in a day 

CapSen PiC 2.0 is a hardware-agnostic platform. Its advanced motion planning algorithms ensure collision avoidance while enabling fast and accurate parts picking, regrasping, and advanced tasks such as detangling and assembly of shiny metal objects, such as bolts, springs and washers.

To ensure that the robot operates as intended with every cycle, CapSen Robotics also developed a new user-friendly UI for setup (including part teaching, configuration and calibration), deployment, running and debugging. With enhanced programmable AI capabilities and a powerful new UI, CapSen PiC 2.0 is designed for modern manufacturing and warehouse applications that require flexibility.

“Automation applications today often need to quickly adapt to new or custom parts or products, and CapSen PiC 2.0 addresses this by offering an easy-to-use means to deploy accurate and reliable high-mix, low-volume pick-and-place applications,” Glover said. “When the need arises, companies can repurpose their bin-picking robot to accommodate a new part or product within a day.” 

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CapSen Robotics released v2.0 of its CapSen PiC 3D machine vision and motion planning software for robotic bin-picking applications.

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