An Omnidirectional and Movable Palletizing Robot based on Computer Vision Positing

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Author(s)

  • Hongbin Zhang
  • Tianyou Cheng
  • Xuebin Ni
  • Chenhao Wu
  • Huaizhi Zong
  • Zhiguo Lu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics (ISR)
PublisherIEEE
Pages423-428
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-5547-4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics (ISR)
PublisherIEEE

Conference

Title2018 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics, ISR 2018
PlaceChina
CityShenyang
Period24 - 27 August 2018

Abstract

The palletizing robot is a type of industrial robot that performs the tasks of obtaining, transporting, stacking, and unstacking large quantities of workpieces or packages in an industrial production process. It is a high-tech mechanical and electrical product that integrates mechanical, electronics, communications, intelligent technology, computer science, and other technologies. Palletizing robotics technology has great potential in solving labor shortages, improving labor productivity, saving production costs, reducing labor intensity, and improving the production environment. Current palletizing robots are large in structure and have limited stacking heights. This paper develops a compact palletizing robot that integrates transport and stacking functions for light-weight cargo stacking. We apply an omnidirectional chassis to the palletizing robot, which allows the robot to move in any direction and expands its working range. By using the lifting mechanism, the block can be embedded from the lower end. This not only reduces the overall size of the robot but also allows for higher stacking. This paper also adds computer vision positioning for palletizing robots. On the one hand, it greatly improves the robot's own movement accuracy, on the other hand, it realizes the complete automation of robots. Finally, we verified the feasibility of the palletizing robot through experiments. In the absence of intervention, the robot successfully transported the blocks to the designated area and stacked them to four times the height of the robot itself.

Citation Format(s)

An Omnidirectional and Movable Palletizing Robot based on Computer Vision Positing. / Yang, Xiong; Zhang, Hongbin; Cheng, Tianyou et al.
2018 International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics (ISR). IEEE, 2018. p. 423-428 8535688 (IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics (ISR)).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review