Brightpick, a warehouse automation solutions provider, has revealed its latest solution, Brightpick Autopicker, which it describes as the world’s first commercially-available autonomous mobile picking robot for e-commerce fulfilment.
The company claims this is the only warehouse robot capable of both picking and consolidating orders in the aisles. The bot works by navigating through the warehouse, retrieving product storage totes, or bins, from shelving and picking items from those totes to help complete orders.
“Our patented Brightpick Autopicker is the most advanced fulfilment robot ever created and is a game-changer in the warehouse automation space,” said Jan Zizka, CEO and co-founder of Brightpick.
“Until now, there has never been a robot capable of both picking and consolidating orders on its own as it moves around a warehouse.”
One of the differences of this solution, according to Brightpick, compared to others on the market, is that Autopicker reportedly does not need to travel back and forth to centralised picking stations.
This means sites need fewer overall robots to complete orders, resulting in lower operational costs and an improved ROI, according to the warehouse automation firm.
What’s more, Brightpick reports that the fully autonomous, end-to-end robotic solution can be deployed in less than one month and cut picking labour by 95%.
The solution is typically deployed in fleets of 15 to 100 robots, all of which are monitored and organised through Brightpick Intuition software.
The company added that the solution can also help companies increase storage density in their warehouses by 250%.