The rc_reason ItemPick Module is an optional software component that can be easily activated on-board any rc_visard, and operated through the sensor’s standard interface: Equipped with the ItemPick Module, the rc_visard computes a configurable number of grasp poses for a suction device on all items identified inside a pre-defined workspace.
A quality-based grasp order (that can easily be modified by the operator) is proposed; each suggested grasp includes a quality value related to the surface available for grasping. As the size of the selected suction device can be specified individually, ItemPick is useable with any common suction device. Further, it works on any kind of object.
Workspace definition is performed either automatically (by detecting e.g. a bin), or manually (by defining an area of interest). Using the sensor’s on-board hand-eye calibration component (to avoid addition transformation steps between sensor and robot) is an additional option. Java example programs ease integration with robot controllers.
ItemPick applications can be optimized by equipping the rc_visard with a projector and corresponding IOControl Module. This enhancement is recommended in particular for difficult objects or workspaces.
Downloads and Links
rc_visard product documentation: chapter on ItemPick (html)
rc_reason ItemPick tutorials (html)
rc_reason rcapi: java example code for ItemPick integration
rc_visard complete product documentation (.pdf)