Next Generation Fresh Fish Picking System and Spectral Quality Control- [PICKAFUTURE]
Based on a Human-Robot Collaboration mindset, the PICK-A-FUTURE project aims to develop and deploy an innovative and disruptive solution to perform fresh fish picking and spectral quality control in retail and potentially other manufacturing domains since it addresses various material handling-assembly problems and spectral quality control is a key enabler for other food industries which now rely on sampling. The solution is a robot-based bin picking building on self-learning and new grasping tech from KUKA, CEA; visual inspection with machine learning from Siemens; and downstream research from CEA: versatile, adaptive grasping device; modular SW framework and vision algorithms for 3D location of fish. The groundbreaking project optimizes fish manipulation and inspection regardless of size, shape and appearance; integrated in human-robot workspace where systems can be trained to improve over time.
The project can is a result of the collaboration of a multidisciplinary consortium. CEA brings a strong expertise in collaborative robotics & advanced manufacturing; Siemens has 20+ years of experience in industrial processes and strong machine learning and Artificial Intelligence; KUKA has spent years shaping the future of robotics; Sonae MC expertized in logistics and retail sector with hundreds of R&D projects, and Logomark as integrator and business owner, specialized in implementing new solutions in an industrial context and about performing go-to-market strategies.
Sonae MC warehouse and KUKA laboratory