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March 22, 2023
Drones, multi-robot fleet software, AMRs, sortation, and more.

Gather AI Launches Dashboard Inventory Actions

Founded in 2018, Pittsburgh-based Gather AI uses drones to automate inventory monitoring processes for warehouses to decrease inventory costs. The drones fly through a warehouse, photograph pallet locations, and then compare the bar codes, text, and images with the WMS.

The Gather AI solution dashboard helps teams find and fix inventory exceptions; they can review a list of exceptions on their dashboard, scroll through each one, view the picture of the pallet location, and determine what needs to happen next. And all of this can be done right at their desk instead of walking throughout the warehouse to each item.

So, what's new? Gather AI launched a new feature called Inventory Actions for the dashboards to allow teams to categorize specific actions and then filter them to create a to-do list. Inventory Actions helps track what’s been corrected so they know when an exception has been resolved.

CoEvolution’s U.S. Launch 

CoEvolution announced its launch in the U.S. market and is now seeking partners in North America including robotics vendors, logistics companies, systems integrators, 3PLs, and others.

The company outlined its plans to build a significant presence in the U.S. and also to present its technology which allows mobile robots from different vendors to work together in single automation solutions. CoEvolution already works with major vendor partners such as Geek+ and is expanding rapidly.

CoEvolution’s core technology is AI software that controls different types of robots (brand, navigation, functionality) and coordinates them so they operate as one fleet. With this AI engine, the company builds multi-robot orchestration software for customers including synergized robot control systems, automation process orchestrations, and smart logistics simulators.

We aim to bring our next-generation flexible logistics automation solutions to the U.S. through successful partnerships. The need for multi-fleet orchestration is growing and we are excited to launch our software into the North American market at PROMAT 2023. Having just incorporated in the U.S, we are ready to do business and are actively seeking partners who will work with us to bring our innovative intelligent flexible logistics solutions to a wider audience. I am so proud that our products, combined with our growing portfolio of partners, mean we can offer a wide range of warehouse automation, logistics, and material handling solutions to customers, with rapid deployment and fast ROI. Our multi-robot orchestration technology has been proven to increase storage density, improve productivity, enhance efficiency rates, and deliver cost savings." — Michael Wang, CoEvolution Chief Operating Officer.

Tompkins Robotics' PickPal Series, Induction Lift, Multi-Function Sortation System

Tompkins unveiled a line of pick-assist (PA) AMRs: a standard PickPal which carries 130 lb., and the PickPal+ which carries up to 220 lb. PickPal AMRs quickly implement into existing operations and integrate with other technologies for fulfillment tasks in a scalable RaaS model. The company states that there are additional models coming soon within the next year.

The Induction Lift system improves the ergonomics, speed, and range of induction to the company's tSort system, allowing users to induct to multiple levels of the AMR sortation from a single station. It eliminates pre-sorting and allows for a larger, more efficient batch pick process upstream of the order sortation process.

This system now allows stacking of the tSort AMR in up to 5 levels when used with the company's existing automated order container removal and replacement AMR, xChange.

The Multi-Function robotic sorter system modifies the tSort system to be able to handle item sortation on orders and on the outbound shipping of packed orders in a single system. In a typical tSort system there are 2 more levels of AMR sortation. The system sorts the items going to unique orders on one level of a tSort system and sorts the outbound parcels on another level, bringing both the order fulfillment and the outbound shipping into the same footprint.

LocusONE From Locus Robotics

LocusONE is a data science-driven warehouse automation platform that orchestrates large fleets of multiple robots as a single, coordinated fleet in all sizes of warehouses.

The platform supports 1,000+  robots, operating in sites as large as one million square feet or more. With LocusONE, LocusBots engage in a number of tasks such as picking and putaway, case picking and putaway, replenishment, pallet building, routine routes, point-to-point transport, counting, and more. The data science comes into play on the backend, optimizing the different tasks throughout the day to achieve optimal efficiency.

It integrates with any WMS and enables the deployment of a mix of Locus Origin, Vector, and Max AMRs for warehouse customization and includes the LocusView package which delivers data insights across more than two dozen reports and real-time dashboards.

LocusONE is available through the company’s Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) business model and the AMRs can be added to existing or new workflows.