Automated shovel production

A cobot was equipped with a Pickit 3D vision system and set up to execute three steps: 1) First, the wooden handles are disentangled. Pickit detects each separate handle and sends the coordinates to the robot for picking. The robot then places each handle in an automatic drill where a hole is drilled to screw the grip. 2) Second, a grip is located by Pickit in a disordered bin and again picked by the robot for screwing it on to the side of the long wooden handle. 3) Third, the sheet metal blade is detected with Pickit and clamped on the other side of the wooden stem.

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