CapSen Robotics Introduces CapSen PiC 2.0 Bin-Picking Software with Programmable AI

by | Apr 30, 2024


CapSen Robotics introduces the v2.0 release of its CapSen PiC software. The system features an intuitive new user interface (UI) and programmable AI designed to tackle challenging high-mix, low-volume bin-picking tasks.

CapSen PiC 2.0 combines 3D vision, motion planning, and control algorithms to provide robots the ability to locate, pick, and manipulate objects from cluttered bins and shelves. The system accurately detects 3D objects in a range of different positions and orientations, even when they’re partially occluded or in tight workspaces.

The software provides consistent and complete control of a robot, end effector, and 3D cameras within a robot cell, greatly lessening the integration burden of deploying a bin-picking system. In addition, CapSen PiC 2.0 features programmable AI techniques that enable high-mix, low-volume bin-picking tasks in manufacturing.

“Advances in black box AI algorithms for text and image generation have garnered a great deal of press lately, with some companies exploring their use within industrial automation,” said Jared Glover, CEO of CapSen Robotics. “Safety and reliability requirements in manufacturing require a more structured approach, however, so while CapSen PiC 2.0 leverages AI tools to improve its 3D vision and motion planning algorithms, it does so within a constrained framework that provides the user control and peace of mind that the robot will work exactly as programmed, every time.”

Repurpose Your Robot in a Day 

CapSen PiC 2.0 is a hardware-agnostic platform. Its advanced motion planning algorithms ensure collision avoidance while enabling fast and accurate parts picking, regrasping, and advanced tasks such as detangling and assembly of shiny metal objects, such as bolts, springs, and washers.

To ensure that the robot operates as intended with every cycle, CapSen Robotics also provides a new user-friendly UI for setup (including part teaching, configuration, and calibration), deployment, running, and debugging. With enhanced programmable AI capabilities and a powerful new UI, CapSen PiC 2.0 is designed for modern manufacturing and warehouse applications that require flexibility.

“Automation applications today often need to quickly adapt to new or custom parts or products, and CapSen PiC 2.0 addresses this by offering an easy-to-use means to deploy accurate and reliable high-mix, low-volume pick-and-place applications,” said Glover. “When the need arises, companies can repurpose their bin-picking robot to accommodate a new part or product within a day.”

Debuting at Automate 2024

CapSen PiC 2.0 debuts at Automate 2024 in Chicago from May 6–9 as part of the Pittsburgh Robotics Network space in Booth 3663. Learn more about CapSen Robotics or schedule a meeting or demonstration.

About CapSen Robotics

CapSen Robotics was founded in Pittsburgh in 2014 by Jared Glover, PhD, and industry expert Mark Schnepf with the goal of providing a universal 3D vision system that gives robots spatial intelligence for pick-and-place applications. Our flagship product, CapSen PiC, combines 3D vision, motion planning, and control algorithms to give robots the ability to locate, pick, and manipulate objects from cluttered bins and shelves. Our hardware-agnostic software is widely used across various manufacturing industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, general, and automotive, as well as in energy and warehousing and logistics. 

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