Texas Patent of the Month – December 2023

Plus One Robotics, Inc. is at the forefront of revolutionizing the way robots “see” and interact with their environment. Their recently granted patent introduces a novel method and system for calibrating cameras in a robotic system, a fundamental aspect that significantly influences a robot’s ability to navigate and perform tasks accurately.

Plus One Robotics’ solutions are focused on automating manufacturing processes, addressing labor shortages before they can become a detrimental problem for businesses.

Their robotic picking system, marketed as PickOne, is the fastest AI-powered vision software available. The underlying technology supports precise hand-eye coordination for logistics robots to make labor, like depalletizing and packing, as easy as possible. 

The solution utilizes a series of data from various 2D and 3D cameras to generate a binary mask model. Through some complex background computing, a foreground image (i.e. an image of just one object), is generated and provides context for the robots movements. This solution provides the eyes for the robot, making task execution cleaner than ever.

For Plus One Robotics, this patent underscores their commitment to pushing the boundaries of what robots can achieve. It reflects a dedication to refining the very senses that enable robots to interpret and interact with the world around them. As industries increasingly integrate robotic systems into their workflows, innovations like these are pivotal in shaping the future landscape of automation.

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