On Thursday, MHI announced the winners of its MHI Innovation and Startup Awards at ProMat 2023 in Chicago.
Here is a breakdown of the companies that were recognized.
MHI reviewed more than 140 submissions for awards
The MHI Innovation Award serves to educate and provide valuable insights on the latest manufacturing and supply chain products and services to ProMat attendees, according to MHI.
ProMat 2023 exhibitors were called to submit a new product, product line, technology or service or new application of existing products or technology that create quantifiable and sustainable results in terms of ROI, cost savings, customer satisfaction, etc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based MHI said it received 156 submissions for the Innovation Awards. Initial judging was done by a number professionals in the material handling and supply chain industry.
The 2023 MHI Innovation Award winners included:
- Best New Product: Agility Robotics
- Best IT Innovation: OneRack
- Best Innovation of an Existing Product: HAI Robotics
sSy recognized as startup winner
sSy.ai was the winner of the 2023 MHI StartUp Award. This award was chosen by ProMat attendees during the first three days of the event. sSy.ai uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to transform standard cameras into sensors.
Besides object recognition, this technology allows the extraction of metric data (Indoor tracking, distance, speed, etc.) of any asset/object in the warehouse.
The StartUp Pavilion was a specialized area on the ProMat show floor where companies showcase emerging supply chain tech and innovation.
MHI is an international trade show association for the material handling, logistics, and supply chain industries. It was established in 1945 and organizes the tradeshow ProMat and MODEX.
MHI said it offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their customers and the industry as a whole through its programming, events and WERC division.
Editor's note: For more on ProMat, visit Robotics 24/7's special coverage page.