Fizyr and Laundry Robotics Extend Long-standing Partnership

Fizyr Vision and Laundry Robotics’ Robin and Roy Combine for Best-in-Class Laundry Feeding Solution

Fizyr, known for providing the smartest and fastest vision for robotic systems, has announced the extension of its partnership with Laundry Robotics, which began in 2016. Over the past eight years, Laundry Robotics’ automatic towel feeder solutions, named Robin and Roy, have been successfully deployed in installations across Europe and North America.

“Laundry Robotics has been an outstanding partner over the years,” said Fizyr CEO Ken Fleming. “Collaborating with them on top-tier solutions like Robin and Roy highlights the power of shared ingenuity in addressing unique industry challenges.”

In high-variability laundry environments where towels arrive in piles, identifying the edges and corners of towels for picking is a significant challenge. Fizyr’s deep learning vision employs segmentation, shape detection, and material detection to tackle this issue. Its algorithms prioritize actions, using cascade learning to analyze inputs, calculate optimal actions, and direct the robot. After each pick, a new image allows Fizyr to recalculate, account for any changes, and guide the robot’s next move, all in a fraction of a second.

Utilizing Fizyr’s advanced vision, which considers more than 100 grasp poses each second, Robin and Roy can feed over 600 towels per hour to a folding machine, identifying the best grasp position for any type of towel regardless of placement or variability. Fizyr detects corners, logo position, and placement, ensuring all clothing, garments, and other items are removed from the folding process. Robin’s 24/7 capability helps laundries overcome labor shortages, reduce employee wear and tear by handling repetitive tasks, and increase throughput in folding.

“Fizyr’s unparalleled vision made it the perfect complement to Robin and Roy,” said Erwin Maassen, co-founder of Laundry Robotics. “The rapid analysis and decision-making ensure Robin operates at peak efficiency 24/7, maximizing feeding to a towel folder from any brand. Robin and Roy are designed for productivity, availability, and quality.”

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