NASHVILLE, TENN. — Universal Logic announced today a new version of its signature Neocortex artificial intelligence product designed for do-it-yourself engineers. Neocortex DIY software allows engineers to configure and deploy AI-based robot cells for variable picking in both manufacturing and consumer products supply chains. Based on the Neocortex platform, Neocortex DIY extends perception, directs grasping, and guides robots, resulting in humanlike flexible picking at high speed at half the cost of labor.
Engineers will now be able to leverage Universal’s years of development and practical application experience with their own systems. The user assembles their own hardware and installs Neocortex DIY, which then gives the robot high-speed, AI-based, dynamic control that up till now required Universal’s engineering integration.
For a limited time only, Universal is inviting technicians, engineers, roboticists, and system integrators to sign up for free access to a beta version as soon as it’s available.
Users will be able to setup their own robot item picking solution. The software will guide the user through the process of integrating the robot, end of arm tool, and sensors with Neocortex DIY, which will then handle the calibration, obstacle avoidance, and object recognition required for a successful deployment.
Over the years, Universal has integrated many robot and sensor manufacturers’ products. Neocortex DIY allows the user to pick their brand of choice. The software will communicate with products from Cognex, IDS Imaging, and other USB 2.0/USB 3.0 and GigE devices; as well as robots from ABB, FANUC, KUKA, Omron/Adept, and Yaskawa Motoman.
About Universal Logic
Universal Logic, the leader in artificial intelligence, has provided complete robotic material handling systems for high-mix/high-volume applications in manufacturing, wholesale, and retail supply chains. Universal is a consecutive winner of Robotics Business Review’s top 50 companies in the world, the RBR50 in both 2017 and 2018. Universal’s Neocortex is a real-time modular AI platform for machine control that extends perception, directs grasping, and guides robots. This results in robots with high speed, human-like flexibility. Universal licenses Neocortex software by itself or includes it with a pre-designed robotic work cells, called the Neocortex G2R (Goods to Robot) cells. They are used for order fulfillment, bin/bag picking, machine tending, kitting, and part induction. For more information, visit http://www.universallogic.com or call (615) 366-7281.