Modern Materials Handling Quotes Vecna’s CTO on Vision Systems for Robots

For several years now, industrial robot suppliers have worked to penetrate warehousing and distribution applications like palletizing, picking and case handling. Early missteps resulted from poor pairings, where a robot proven in a production environment struggled with order fulfillment, or specialized control software synced up awkwardly with existing systems, or robots were introduced as a cure-all without appreciation for their impact on upstream and downstream processes. In other cases, the justification for investment didn’t hold up over time, or simply wasn’t there to begin with.

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