Autonomous Robot Packaging of Arbitrary Objects

Dr. Kris Hauser from the University of Illinois and colleagues from Duke University have developed a robotic packing algorithm that reduces packing waste and increases warehouse automation. Warehouses have employed robots for picking, but less often use them for packing. This new technology may allow for a fully automated picking and packing system.

Benefits include:

  • Packing algorithm to minimize wasted packing material
  • Algorithm focuses on packing items rather than picking itemsĀ 
  • Includes sensors to adjust packing plan and reposition items as the robot packs to avoid packing failuresĀ 
  • Creates a plan from a set input of items or models the items on a table and creates a plan based on model