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Autopicker applies mobile manipulation and AI for warehouse flexibility [Video]

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Each picking and mobile manipulation have been challenging for robotics developers. In 2023, Brightpick unveiled Autopicker, which it claimed is the first commercially available autonomous mobile robot (AMR) that can pick and consolidate orders directly in warehouse aisles.

Autopicker combines a mobile platform, a robotic arm, machine vision, and artificial intelligence for e-commerce fulfillment. The innovative system’s patented two-tote design enables it to retrieve orders from bins on shelving and pick items to one of its totes. This reduces the need for associates to spend time traveling with carts.

The robot can fulfill orders for everything from cosmetics and pharmaceuticals to e-grocery items, electronics, polybagged apparel, and spare parts. To do this, Autopicker uses proprietary 3D vision and algorithms trained on more than 500 million picks, as well as machine learning to improve over time.

Based in Cincinnati, Brightpick is a business unit of machine vision provider Photoneo. “On the …

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