Dual arm handling of large objects

Use case 2
Single arm robotic picking station in production environment

Use Case 2 introduces the robotic handling and manipulation of large and bulky objects in a warehouse setting. This challenge is provided by Ocado Group, and is inspired by the need to pick and pack products in the setting of an online grocery fulfilment centre.

Large, bulky, and often also heavy objects cannot be manipulated or lifted using a single robot arm. Hence, this use case introduces the use of a bi-manual robotic manipulation setup equipped with a sensing skin developed by the SESTOSENSO consortium.

Towards the end of the SESTOSENSO project, the research outcomes will be demonstrated in the manipulation and handling of large objects that takes into account different geometric and dynamical properties of the items, as well as exploiting enhanced perception and control capabilities developed by the members of the consortium.