Fred Gabel of Scorpion Vision Ltd has developed a clever robot vision application that enables a robot with a biscuit icing depositor to accurately apply icing to a tray of freshly baked biscuits. The key here is the very localised 3D profiling of each biscuit. This must be very accurate so that the distance between the depositor and the surface of the biscuit is maintained to sub millimetric accuracy. The result for the bakery is massive cost savings and increased throughput, as the production of these handmade biscuits can be dramatically increased without adding more labour costs. A true example of humans and robots working together for maximum efficiency.
The Scorpion Vision 3D icing robot system can be used for any bakery product, including birthday cakes where the top of the cake is a dome shape.
Reposted from Scorpion Vision Ltd Blog dated 16th December 2019