With the continuous development of smart logistics, the application fields of mobile handling robots are also expanding. In the face of increasingly complex application scenarios, the selection methods of mobile robots are becoming more and more diverse. Today, we will take stock of the current A new route for picking up seven of the world's most advanced mobile handling robots.
1, class kiva
Picking route: shelf to person
In the e-commerce warehousing industry, the KIVA-like AGV is the most widely used, lifting the goods with the top lift disc of the robot, and transporting the shelves where the goods are located from the warehouse to the employee processing area according to the order of the wireless order, thereby realizing its unique “goods”. To people" picking advantages.
2, coaxial forklift
Picking route: container to shelf
The SOOKOO robot mode of Tech Tian Information is like this: there is a buffer shelf in front of the sorter. After the technician removes the target container, the robot will transport it to the buffer shelf. If the person does not take SOOKOO, it will leave. The next SOOKOO will then put the used container on another empty storage space on the temporary storage rack, so that the robot will avoid waiting time and will be more efficient.
3. Picking AGV
Picking route: container to person
Compared with the KIVA-like mobile robot, the Picking AGV from the robot can directly lock the target SKU, and can collect at least 5 target SKU boxes at a time, and only need to go once from the shelf area to the workstation. Picking AGV also has a freedom. The rotating loading platform eliminates the need for cornering when unloading the fork, greatly reducing the requirement for the width of the roadway in the storage shelf area.
4, wheel-legged robot Handle
Picking route: sucking
In 2017, Boston Power introduced the Wheelle-type robot Handle, which was modified to replace the original arms with a large suction-type gripper on the top of the robot. It turns the original robot into a truly usable machine – it can automatically load and unload cargo boxes in the warehouse. According to Boston Dynamics, from a technical point of view, Handle can move a 30-pound box (about 12-pound boxes in the video) and stack the trays to about 1.2 meters deep and 1.68 meters high.
5, climbing AGV - BionicHive
Picking route: climbing and grabbing
The BionicHive robot moves on the outermost edge of the shelf with a single track. The robot is equipped with a small robotic arm that relies on the suction cup to pick up the cargo. The robot receives the order, climbs to the shelf, and directly translates the cargo onto the robot's cargo platform with the suction cup on the robotic arm and then returns to the ground.
6, robot + mobile platform - Fetch & Freight
Picking route: "hands and feet" cooperation
Fetch Robotics' robotic system uses a relatively large mobile robotic arm platform, Fetch, to remove the goods from the designated shelves and place them on the Freight. Fetch can carry out continuous cargo grabbing work, it does not have to stop, because a fleet of Freight will promptly deliver the goods to where they are going.
7, follow-up AGV - Locus Robotics
Picking method: follow picking
Locus's built-in software system guides Locus to the shelf position of specific items. There will be a dedicated staff member who reads the description of the goods through the iPad and then places the goods in a plastic basket on the robot. During the entire transportation process, the staff only picks up the goods in a specific inspection area, checks whether the goods are damaged, and does not have to move the goods.
Among the mobile robot picking routes listed above, some have already been matured, but some are still in the verification stage, but from the overall development direction, the picking method of mobile robots is along simple, convenient and efficient. The direction of development, at the same time, this is also the general direction of the development of the entire intelligent logistics industry.