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Collaborative robot maker Doosan Robotics Inc. yesterday unveiled two new products at CES in Las Vegas. The company said its new Dart-Suite software and Otto Matic palletizing system add versatility and ease of use to its cobot line.
“As we unveil our groundbreaking Dart-Suite at CES, we recognize the strategic importance of this platform’s launch in providing direct access to consumers and a multitude of industries,” William Ryu, CEO of Doosan Robotics, said in a release.
“CES serves as the perfect stage for introducing innovations that transcend boundaries and resonate with the diverse needs of our target audience,” he added. “The potential lies not only in showcasing the power of our cobot line, but also in highlighting the customizable functionality and usage that sets our technology apart.”
Doosan said its robots can work in several industries, including manufacturing, logistics, food and beverage, architecture, filmmaking, service sectors, and medicine. The South Korean-based company said the artificial intelligence powering its systems continuously learns and updates its model by downloading modules automatically.
Doosan aims to add cobot versatility with Dart-Suite
Doosan described Dart-Suite as a robot ecosystem that “redefines” its customers’ experience with its robots and makes automation more accessible. The platform incorporates AI to enable users to develop, sell, download, and trigger actions through various interfaces.
The suite uses an integrated development environment (IDE), which Doosan said allows customers to create modules tailored to their needs, similar to mobile device apps.
According to the company, Dart-Suite can reduce development time by up to 80%. This saved time can be crucial for end users with thin margins that need to start seeing the benefits of their cobots quickly. Like smartphones, users don’t need engineering experience to work with the software, claimed Doosan.
Otto Matic automates depalletizing and palletizing
Otto Matic is a depalletizing and palletizing system that can handle unstructured and random-sized boxes. Doosan said it developed the system to bring additional deep learning and computer vision technology to its cobots.
AiV Co., an industrial deep-learning computer vision technology provider also based in South Korea, co-developed the system with Doosan. Founded in 2020, AiV said it aims to drive industrial transformation with intelligent automation systems.
The robotic palletizer and depalletizer market could expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% between 2023 and 2033, according to Future Market Insights. By 2033, the research firm said it expects the market to be worth $4 billion.
Doosan has worked with other partners, such as machine learning provider TDK Qeexo, with which it developed a recycling robot. “Oscar the Sorter,” which autonomously learns about products and sorts them — even recognizing crushed items without human intervention — was a 2024 CES Innovation Award honoree.