Deep learning wins the day in Amazon’s warehouse robot challenge

It’s all about making fulfillment faster Team Delft won the 2016 Amazon Picking Challenge. Credit: Delft University of Technology Amazon is always on the lookout for new robotic technologies to improve efficiency in its warehouses, and this year deep learning appears to be leading the way. That’s according to the results of the second annual Amazon Picking Challenge, which has been won by a joint team from the TU Delft Robotics Institute of the Netherlands and the company Delft Robotics. Amazon’s 2016 event was held in conjunction with Robocup 2016 in Leipzig, Germany. Two parallel competitions took place: a Pick Task much like last year’s, in which a mix of items has to be lifted from warehouse shelves and packed into a container; and a new “Stow Task,” which involves taking…


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