Sorting machine

 

The Pick@ease machine is a device that enables the operator to separate objects from the “main” tray, or source tray, to another one that needs to be fulfilled. The software knows how many objects must be in each tray at the same time. In this work, there are 10 scenarios previously made using a reference given by VanDerLande®.

Objectives

 

Using simulation offers a solution to some training challenges. Simulation is the marriage of hardware devices, user interfaces, and pre-defined scenarios. It provides the ability for employees and operators to work in a controlled environment where they are safe to practice a variety of situations under different conditions. Simulated activities are also more readily observed by instructors for evaluation and reinforcement.

Going in this direction, the main goal of this project is to build a realistic model of this machine, using the cave or the oculus rift, so it can be used for demonstration and training. To achieve this, we need:

- Cave/Oculus Rift

- FoB/Kinect

- 5DT Gloves

Results

 

The limitations of this project are the amount of different devices that it needs, and the functionality of these devices. In order to ensure the selling of the machine, a demonstration is greatly welcome, but it can’t be done using a simple laptop, for example.

Each device can have its own problems or bugs. This means a risk to the good functionality of the program and to demonstration in general, especially in the case of the gloves that are very delicate.

The Oculus Rift version was created based on the Cave one and provides a cheaper, more portable and easier to run virtual machine than the cave version. The oculus version can greatly improve the capability of demonstration of the machine (“bringing the machine to the customer”) and can also be used for training.

You can see the results here:

Video

Time schedule

 

The students are supposed to work 3~4 weeks to finish all the requirements.