Manufacturing AUTOMATION

FANUC partners with Plus One Robotics on AI-enabled logistics solution

December 2, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

FANUC America has partnered with Plus One Robotics on a robotic logistics solution that uses artificial intelligence to enable machine vision.

The new flexible fulfillment solution incorporates a FANUC robot and Plus One’s PickOne perception system to identify, singulate and sort conveyable items without the need for traditional vision training.

Powered by AI, the system can adapt to variations in product material, size and shape, as well as intermixed, random delivery.

If any exceptions occur, Plus One’s “Yonder” human-in-the-loop function notifies a “Crew Chief” who can remotely manage the exception, minimizing the interruption and providing sustained automatic operation.

Users benefit from shorter pick times and better order accuracy, inventory security, higher productivity, reduced operating expenses, and improved ergonomics, say the companies in a statement.

“We recently welcomed Plus One into our Authorized System Integrator network as a System Solution Advisor, and their technology is a great complement to our strength in robotics,” says Mike Cicco, president and CEO, FANUC America.

“We’ve worked together on several successful fulfillment projects involving warehouse robots, and I’m looking forward to showcasing our combined strengths to other companies in the e-commerce, logistics, and warehouse segments.”

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