Berkshire Grey has launched the next generation of Intelligent Enterprise Robotic (IER) picking and mobility solutions which incorporate a new generation of mobile robots. This new generation of mobile robots offers increased fulfillment throughput at a lower cost point to enable shorter delivery times and support a larger number of SKUs.
Unlike fixed conveyor belts and early generation mobile robots, Berkshire Grey’s intelligent fleets harness the power of AI to orchestrate tens to thousands of mobile robots to pick, organize and deliver items for a variety of customer and store orders.
The AI-based orchestration software enables many robots to work together in a performant fashion, where robots improve and learn over time, and where the activities carried out by different robots and modules are coordinated. With the new generation of mobile robots incorporated in these solutions, Berkshire Grey’s intelligent fleets of mobile robots can:
● Integrate robotic picking with mobile robots to increase automation levels and fulfillment speeds.
● Transform any facility into a high throughput fulfillment system with minimal disruption to existing operations. Facilities can deploy the new robot systems in both existing and new fulfillment centers in one third of the time of legacy systems.
● Handle greater SKU coverage than legacy systems—including heavier items, non-conveyables, and challenging items like shrink-wrapped packages (e.g., dog food bags, glass, water bottle packs).
● Dually utilize storage locations as robot highways and handle diverse SKUs directly. The new robots can rotate and adjust positions, pass under shelves and conveyor belts, and function without a tray or tote container.
Berkshire Grey’s automated solutions are dynamically reconfigurable and available via Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) implementation models.