Application Examples

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Pack a Box

This is an example of an application where Baxter waits at the end of a conveyor for parts to arrive. Baxter then packs the parts in layers that include a cardboard divider between each layer. Baxter uses both arms with vacuum grippers in order to pick the parts and place into the box.

This application will showcase the following:

Load/Unload Rotary Table

This is an example of an application where Baxter is the master over a rotary table, such as a plastic clamshell heat sealer. Baxter waits until the rotary table is in position at which point it will load and unload parts into and from fixtures in the table. Once Baxter is done, Baxter will signal the rotary table to cycle.

This application will showcase the following:

  • Signals to interface with the table, know when it's in place and cycle it once all actions are completed.
  • Introduction to PLC and Ladder Logic
  • Robot Positioning System for redeployment of the robot

Machine Tending

This is an example of an application where Baxter stands in front of a machine while loading and unloading parts from it. Because parts need to be placed precisely but are never exactly in the same place, we will introduce the power of a compliant arm.

This application will showcase the following:

  • Signals to interface with the machine, and to know when parts are available to pick and place.
  • Introduction to PLC and Ladder Logic
  • Go Slow for improved picking and placing of parts

Kitting

This is an example of an application where Baxter is trained to pick a variety of parts and place them into a box to make a kit. This could be the same kit every single time or this could be an order fulfillment task where Baxter waits for an order and fulfills that order with a variety of parts.

This application will showcase the following:

  • Counts for understanding how much of everything goes in the kit
  • Part Weight for optimizing movements when dealing with different parts
  • Paths for adjusting how the robot moves while handling different parts

Pass/Fail Tasks

This is an example of an application where Baxter loads a tester and waits for a Pass or Fail signal. Depending on the signal, Baxter will take different actions. A great example of this task is PCB (printed circuit board) testing.

This application will showcase the following:

  • Electric Parallel Gripper to pick the parts
  • Hold for creating specific waypoints that will help with opening or closing a tester
  • Task Editor for adjusting specific parameters in order to optimize movements

Coming Soon