On-Demand Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control

Autonomous Bin Picking for Cobots: Is It Finally Here?


Bin picking comes in many shapes and sizes, from high payload automotive and heavy equipment manufacturing applications, to pick and drop e-commerce order fulfillment and part sortation applications. But one area with unique requirements is bin-picking applications for machine tending where precision pick-path-and-place and rapid deployment is required. Machining operations range from simple drilling, tapping, or trimming up to loading multi-axis CNC machines. These applications are usually in high mix/low volume environments, where the flexibility, operator-friendly safety protocols, and ease of programming of leading collaborative robots are required.

This 60-minute Webinar examines the barriers to automating precision bin-picking applications including cost, floor space, programming time and complexity, and rapid change-over requirements. It also looks at how the latest generation of collaborative robots are meeting those challenges.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Challenges of automated bin picking
  • Applications for automated bin picking
  • New technologies that enable precision part pick-and-present

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Silas Neale, Channel Development Manager, Universal Robots


Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media Group