Universal Logic has announced a new version of its signature Neocortex artificial intelligence product designed for do-it-yourself engineers. Neocortex DIY software allows engineers to configure and deploy AI-based robot cells for variable picking in both manufacturing and consumer products supply chains. Based on the Neocortex platform, Neocortex DIY extends perception, directs grasping, and guides robots, resulting in humanlike flexible picking at high speed and at half the cost of labor.
Users assemble their own hardware and install Neocortex DIY, which then gives the robot high-speed, AI-based, dynamic control that previously required Universal’s engineering integration.
Universal is temporarily inviting technicians, engineers, roboticists, and system integrators to sign up for free access to a beta version as soon as it’s available. Apply at http://www.universallogic.com/contact/.
Users will be able to setup their own robot item picking solution. The software will guide the user through the process of integrating the robot, end of arm tool, and sensors with Neocortex DIY, which will then handle the calibration, obstacle avoidance, and object recognition required for a successful deployment.
Over the years, Universal has integrated many robot and sensor manufacturers’ products. Neocortex DIY allows the user to pick their brand of choice. The software will communicate with products from Cognex, IDS Imaging, and other USB 2.0/USB 3.0 and GigE devices; as well as robots from ABB, FANUC, KUKA, Omron/Adept, and Yaskawa Motoman.
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