Case studies

Forklift Control System

PROJECT

Semi-autonomous,
human monitored,
forklift Control System

CLIENT

Third Wave Automation

INDUSTRY

Industrial

SERVICE

Software Development
Technical Art – Asset creation Core Technology

ThirdWave required a high fidelity simulation of the forklift and environment for AI Reinforcement Learning training and testing and development of the overall control system without the need for every engineer to have access to an In Real Life (IRL) forklift. This provides faster iteration, testing, and safety.

PROCESS

Though ThirdWave has some of the brightest minds in AI and real world control systems they do not have deep experience developing simulation environments. FS Studio on the other hand has collectively decades of expertise in video game development, VR & AR experiences using the latest tools and technologies. With the expertise synergism of FS Studio and ThirdWave we are able to provide a high fidelity environment and forklift simulation running in Unity on Linux within 8 weeks.

RESULT

We produced tools and pipeline for Import of forklift CAD models into Unity, rigging of Unity forklift CAD models with accurate joints, motors, masses, friction models, collisions and control systems and the implementation of various sensors with noise models: RealSense D435 RGBD camera, LIDAR, IMU and Contact Sensors.
We built the simulation of Forklift Control API and control systems code almost exactly the same for simulation as is for In Real Life (IRL).
We also made accurate photogrammetry scanning of warehouse and warehouse items, such as pallets, pallet loads, etc. And accurate physical characteristics of items in warehouse including mass, mass distribution, friction, and fast but very accurate collision models.

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