Soft Robotics to Market AI-Enabled Gripper to Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, and Logistics Markets
Soft Robotics said moving beyond food processing and into warehouses and distribution centers was the “natural next step.”
Soft Robotics mGrip picks up slices of meat
While its compliant grippers have typically been used to carry food products, Soft Robotics is expanding its services to cater to warehouses and distribution centers.
Robotics 24/7 Staff
· May 20, 2022
Looking to expand outside of food processing, Soft Robotics Inc. this week announced it will begin to market its artificial intelligence-enabled picking system to the consumer goods, e-commerce, and logistics industries.
That enables robots to work in unstructured environments and complete tasks such as order fulfillment, sortation, decanting, and kitting, it said.
Moving beyond food processing
Initially introduced to the food processing industry in 2021, mGripAI can reliably pick, place, and sort delicate and variable products at extremely high speeds (>90 parts per million), according to Soft Robotics. It can now help warehouses and distribution centers decouple operations from the challenges of labor availability, said the company.
“Entering the logistics and e-commerce industry is the natural next step for Soft Robotics and mGripAI 3D picking technology,” said Austin Harvey, senior director of product at Soft Robotics.
“We're excited to start working with these customers to help increase their throughput and keep up with growing consumer demand,” he added. “The unprecedented pick rates of mGripAI, its ability to handle product variability, and the overall ease-of-deployment are game-changers as companies in this space continue to look for answers to their labor challenges.”
mGripAI will be displayed at Automate in Soft Robotics' Booth 1043 from June 6 to 9, 2022. Automate is the largest solutions-based showcase of automation, robotics, vision, and motion control in North America.
Soft Robotics is backed by leading venture capital firms and strategic investors that include ABB Technology Ventures, Calibrate Ventures, FANUC, Hyperplane Venture Capital, Honeywell Ventures, Material Impact, Scale Venture Partners, Tekfen Ventures, Tyson Ventures and Yamaha Motor Ventures.
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Soft Robotics unlocks robotic automation for large, meaningful markets and labor starved industries such as food and beverage, advanced manufacturing and e-commerce and retail. Leveraging patented material science and AI algorithms, Soft Robotics designs and builds automation solutions and soft robotic gripping systems that can grasp and...