RDC has contracted with a Pittsburgh start-up company to develop a warehouse picking robot. “Adam” has joined our warehouse staff and is in the final preparations for launch. He’s the first of 5 robots.
Pick ticket information is loaded into the robot’s software, which sends the machine to the first picking location. The arm uses air suction with custom developed and patented “rapid vision” technology which helps the machine pick one piece at a time from traditional static shelving. The product is deposited into an RDC tote before moving on to the next pick. Picking speed is adjustable depending on production needs. The robot is designed to work in the most physically demanding area of our warehouse, where picking slower moving products requires a tremendous amount of walking.
Adam was developed by I Am Robotics, a Pittsburgh start-up founded by CEO Tom Galluzzo, a PhD in Robotics from the University of Florida with a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
We are in the final testing stages before launching this technology. Visit Galuzzo’s company for more details, I Am Robotics.