Ambi Robotics, which provides AI-powered robotic solutions for parcel sorting operations, has announced a commercial partnership with OSM Worldwide, a global parcel and logistics services company, to help it deploy its AmbiSort A-Series system globally.
Through the partnership, Ambi Robotics’ system will be delivered to OSM Worldwide’s warehouse locations in Atlanta, Chicago and Las Vegas through a minimum four-year Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) agreement.
The AmbiSort A-Series system was designed to support international logistics companies like OSM Worldwide accelerate parcel sortation to last-mile delivery providers, while also enabling e-commerce customers to benefit from improved cost-savings, order accuracy and predictable performance.
The company claims its solutions are developed based on a human-centric design approach; it adds that they can help evolve warehouse operations by automating repetitive and potentially injurious manual sorting tasks.
Other benefits of the solutions include increased efficiency and a safer working environment, according to Ambi Robotics.
“We are excited to partner with OSM Worldwide to deploy our AI-powered robotic parcel sorting systems and empower their warehouse associates to handle more,” said Jim Liefer, CEO of Ambi Robotics.
“Our AmbiSort A-Series systems will help OSM Worldwide unlock new levels of productivity and profitability while improving the safety and job satisfaction of their valued employees.”
The AmbiSort A-Series is a configurable, AI-powered robotic sorting system that adapts to pick and sort mixed parcels like polybags, flats and boxes into last-mile mailing bags.
The systems are designed to be modular and configurable to accept parcels via rolling bin or the new conveyor-fed automated induction system. The new AmbiSort A-Series conveyor-fed system was set up to improve the efficiency of existing parcel sorting applications by autonomously sorting parcels in a modular footprint. A single operator can oversee every three to four robotic systems.
“At OSM Worldwide, we are always looking for ways to improve our sorting and delivery operations, and we’re excited to partner with Ambi Robotics to empower our workforce with cutting-edge technology across our warehouses,” said James Kelley, president at OSM Worldwide.
“With the AmbiSort A-Series systems, we can improve order accuracy and speed to our e-commerce customers while improving efficiency and safety for our warehouse employees amid rising parcel demand.”
The robotics firm’s solutions are powered by AmbiOS, its proprietary operating system that leverages simulation-to-reality (Sim2Real) AI. This technology enables Ambi Robotics systems to be hardware-agnostic, meaning they can be configured to meet the needs of individual clients.
The development process involves first designing and training the solutions in simulation, which the company says speeds up training by 10,000 times, compared to teaching algorithms in the physical world.
Ambi Robotics has implemented sorting systems in at least 13 cities across the US, and has announced plans to add additional AmbiSort A-Series systems to three OSM Worldwide locations, starting in April 2023.