Bin Picking

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


The bin picking problem has been generally considered to be one of the greatest challenges in the area of robotic intelligence. The goal is to direct a robot to pick up randomly oriented parts. In 1976, the “bin of parts” problem was listed first among the frustrating gaps in needed knowledge which were identified by members of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. (Ref. 1)


Industrial Robot Average Cycle Time Object Recognition System Robotic Vision Intelligent Vision 
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