Automated Shipboard Build-up of Customized Pallet Loads
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Currently the assembly of pallets by sailors asea and ashore is a time consuming process that requires additional space and materials, which are both at a premium on deployed ships. We proposed a small mobile hydraulic palletizing system that will minimize the need for personnel and increase accuracy in assembling customized pallets. Using pattern recognition and 3D pose estimation combined with information in Navy item catalogs, the system identifies the contents of a source package and its orientation and then places the package onto a destination pallet according to palletizing optimization algorithms that make the best use of available space. The system makes use of the high power density of hydraulics to provide increased strength in a smaller platform as opposed to other solutions.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Director Of Machine Learn
Vecna Technologies Inc.
6404 Ivy Lane Suite 500 Greenbelt, MD 20770
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