robotics & technology

our approach to robotics

To be a trusted source in the field of Robotics & Technology, we feel you must have a solid understanding of the various technologies in the industry. The below categories encompass the categories you will find within the distribution industry, they are all of equal importance. In order to best serve you, we have invested time and money to understand when and where these various technologies will work. Utilizing our process, we will work with you to understand your situation, evaluate your expected growth, identify the right amount of flexibility, and ultimately design and integrate the right solution for your specific needs.

goods to person

We classify Goods To Person technology as a system that brings “eaches” to an operator to pick.

Examples include:

Person to Goods

Person to Goods is similar to the “follow me” methodology. Robots drive throughout an operation and an operator places units into the robotic application. Examples include:
  • Locus
  • Onward Robotics
  • Robust AI
  • 6 Rivers Systems

shelf level

Shelf Level robotics indicate a robot is bringing forward an entire shelf to an operator. This allows the robot to be extremely efficient which ultimately, reduces cost. 

Examples include:

  • Grey Orange
  • Geek+

AMRs

Autonomous Mobile Robots are a type of robot that can independently navigate its environment using sensors, AI, and machine learning. Capabilities of AMRs include point to point movement and robotic sortation. Examples include:

AS/RS

Automated Storage and Retrieval System, in its simplest form stores and retrieves full cases, totes, or pallets. This includes 4-way pallet technology, allowing a forklift to pick up a pallet from any direction. Examples include:

Humanoids

Humanoid technology involves creating robots with human-like features and capabilities, such as walking and lifting. These robots are designed to interact naturally with humans in warehouse environments. This technology combines advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, and sensor systems to achieve lifelike behavior and responses. Examples include:

pick and place

Pick and place robotics may soon be the most important piece of any robotic solution. While Goods to Person, Person to Goods, AS/RS, and Shelf Level technologies exist to increase and reduce the number of FTE’s, Pick and Place have a bolder vision, eliminate FTE’s. Examples include:

Unload/Inbound

Unload and inbound sortation technology streamlines the process of receiving and organizing packages in logistics operations. This technology uses automated systems, such as conveyor belts and scanners to efficiently unload and sort incoming shipments. This technology reduces labor costs and minimizes errors, improving overall efficiency in the supply chain.

Examples include:

  • Pickle
  • Nimble
  • Boston Dynamic
  • Dexterity

vision

Vision technology is the key to reducing exceptions and maximizing robotic adoption. Vision continues to improve and will be an important element in the ability to eliminate exceptions and drive technology into more areas of the supply chain.

Examples include: