IAM Robotics Emerges From Stealth With New Picking System Designed for Warehouses, Factories
The company said its new robots and software are designed to be easily installed in brownfield facilities.
From Robotics 24/7 – May 18, 2023
After going into stealth mode in late 2021, IAM Robotics is back with a new system aimed at increasing order fulfillment productivity in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. The Pittsburgh-based company said its Meet Me™️ system was designed to facilitate collaboration between workers and robots completing person-to-goods tasks.
The Meet Me™️ system covers multiple steps. Using a wearable device attached to their wrists, workers are directed where to go in a facility and what items to pick.
From there, a Lumabot™️ autonomous mobile robot (AMR) meets the worker at the pick location; IAM Robotics’ Pyxis™️ workflow management software tells the associate how many items to place in a bin.
The worker then confirms the order using the Lumabot’s patent-pending pick-to-light shelving feature. The Lumabot then meets the worker at the next pick destination. Once all items are picked, the robot heads out to order packing and shipping, the company said.