We’ve recently discussed how the Microsoft Kinect can be used in robotic mobile manipulation. See above a video showing what is, to my knowledge, the first commercial integration of the Kinect with an industrial robot. Signal from standard webcams is also used. A software from Universal Robotics crunches the data to obtain a 3D representation of the scene. The application shown is the palletizing of randomly-placed boxes with Motoman robots.
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