Seegrid Corporation, the provider of vision-guided mobile robots for the material handling industry, announced the introduction of the GP8 industrial mobile robot for material handling applications. The GP8 (General Purpose Motorized Pallet Jack, 8000 lb. capacity) transports pallets to an assigned location, automatically positions them and returns to the original starting point (or another pre-assigned location) for more work.
The GP8 employs Seegrid’s Industrial Mobile Robotics (IMR) technology which enables it to move through manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations using stereo cameras to build a reliable 3D map of the environment. The vehicle then uses the map and its own reasoning ability to navigate a predetermined path to complete its assigned transport task.
“The lift truck industry grew out of the need for warehouse workers to have durable equipment to do their work effectively. Industrial mobile robotics means that the same durable equipment now can do some of the work for the warehouse workers,” said Scott Friedman, CEO of Seegrid. “It allows warehouse operators to maintain their hard-learned and hard-earned best practices, while giving them a new tool to address the challenges they face today: Labor shortages, ergonomic and safety issues, and cost reduction.”The introduction of the GP8 provides fundamental automation changes to material handling organizations: • Reduced labor costs – The GP8 frees up skilled workers from non value added transport tasks-an expensive use of employee hours. • Significantly lower costs - Software-based “brains” and controls make for a much simpler physical
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