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Galleries // 2023 Spark:Product // Rapid Machine Operator

Rapid Machine Operator

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Product
Designer: Afshin Mehin - Chief Creative Officer
Design Type: Robotics
Company / Organization / School: Card79
Website: http://card79.com
Team Members: Afshin Mehin, Levi Joo, Mark Choi, Nolan Nisbet, Jean-Louis Iaconic, Aidan Hilborn, David Hallock & Jenny Huynh

Challenges like local labor shortages, expensive equipment, and maintenance prevent US small and medium-sized manufacturers from using industrial robots. Rapid Robotics created the Rapid Machine Operator (RMO) as an all-in-one robotic automation solution that is affordable and accessible to all major manufacturing sectors. A robotics system can handle 80% of factory floor tasks (including pad printing, injection molding, heat staking, heat stamping, ultrasonic welding, pick and place, parts inspection, assembly, and many others). It also has a 60-second setup process leveraging a state-of-the-art computer vision platform and a pre-trained A.I. capable of learning new operations. RMO is accessible to all major manufacturing sectors, offering an efficient solution to costly and inflexible industrial robots.