Empire Robotics’ VERSABALL gripper will be seen competing with any attendee up for the challenge in a game of beer pong at the International CES 2015 in Las Vegas.
Visitors will witness the precision, gentle touch, and safe human interaction of VERSABALL gripper at Empire Robotics’ booth #75183 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center when the gripper goes head to head with professional beer pong players on the opening day.
Empire Robotics and BPONG.COM, the leading organization for professional beer pong and organizers of The World Series of Beer Pong, will hold the beer pong competition between VERSABALL and the newly crowned winners of BPONG’s The World Series of Beer Pong.
The game demonstrates the VERSABALL’s ability to handle delicate objects and produce precise grip and release performance to consistently shoot the ping pong ball seven feet into a small plastic cup. This performance results from years of research and development in jamming technology, the foundation for all of Empire Robotics’ products.
In contrast to traditional, fixed tooling, Empire Robotics VERSABALL delivers an out-of-the-box, multitask solution that easily adapts to a variety of tasks. In a matter of minutes, with a fraction of the engineering time and effort, VERSABALL can be programmed or reprogrammed to pick and place parts that vary — like ceramics — and consistent parts with varied orientations such as objects that fall randomly on a conveyor.
Many manufacturers are choosing a VERSABALL enabled collaborative system to eliminate pinch points in the setup, thereby increasing safety and decreasing cost.
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