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KINE Robotics Oy is a Finnish provider of custom turn-key robotics solutions. Their customers are in industries including food and beverage and logistics as well as semiconductor and general manufacturing. For more than 20 years they have designed, implemented, and delivered fully customized robot-based solutions to fulfil unique client requirements.
The team at KINE was asked to develop a conveyor tracking system with on-the-fly robot picking of bags of bread loaves and rolls for an industrial bakery. Product sizes are irregular, and shapes differ from one type of bread to another, making it a challenge to determine the location and orientation of the bags on the conveyor. The transparent plastic packaging likewise makes it difficult to detect with optical sensors, due to low contrast and partial reflections.