Partnership with Universal Robots and Zivid combines AI, robotics and 3D sensing to create a precise picking and packing warehouse automation solution

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

April 1, 2024

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Siemens is partnering with Universal Robots and Zivid on a precise picking and packing warehouse automation solution
Siemens is partnering with Universal Robots and Zivid on a precise picking and packing warehouse automation solutionGetty

Siemens, Universal Robots and Zivid are partnering to create a warehouse automation solution that will address the challenges of intra-logistics fulfillment tasks in a move the companies describe as “groundbreaking”.

The partners aim to build a solution to automate the picking and packing of items in a warehouse, at a high enough level to distinguish between different opacities, shapes and sizes.

To achieve this, the partners will integrate Siemens’ learning-based vision software, SIMATIC Robot Pick AI with Universal Robots' robot UR20, which is designed for heavy lifting and carrying tasks. 

Zivid’s 3D sensor will add its ability to image anything including transparent and translucent items.

"We are excited to collaborate with Universal Robots and Zivid to introduce a game-changing solution for intra-logistics fulfillment," said Ignacio Moreno, Siemens’ business development manager. "By harnessing the power of advanced vision technology and industry-leading collaborative robotics, the SIMATIC Robot Pick AI is able to bring effortless picking to any environment."

“There is a huge potential and significant demand for automation in fulfillment centers and the e-commerce industry,” said Daniel Friedman, UR’s global director. “This solution provides our customers with the ease of use and integration one would expect from working with the top providers of vision, robotics, and detection software,

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“The collaboration with Siemens and Zivid signals our continued push into connecting our robot platform to AI technologies and is further testament to our dedication to delivering automation for anyone, anywhere.”

The solution will be presented in depth for the first time on April 4 at a webinar hosted by the trio. 

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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