Dexterity AI has introduced DexR, a mobile robot design that leverages AI-powered robotic technology to load boxes into trucks and trailers. DexR can navigate autonomously to the back of trailers and connects to a powered conveyor system that feeds the robot boxes directly from the sortation system. The DexR’s two-arm design enables the robot to pick and pack boxes simultaneously, with the aim of improving throughput. The solution is a collaboration with FedEx Corp.
Dexterity’s AI platform uses a broad set of intelligence, so it can be used to handle the complexities of truck loading required by operations. Some characteristics of the platform include:
Generative Wall Planning: With every new box presented to the DexR, Dexterity’s AI software takes 500 milliseconds or less to assess billions of wall build possibilities to pack trailers with tight, stable walls.
A Sense of Touch: Dexterity AI-powered force control gives robots a unique sense of touch so they know how to gently nudge boxes together in creating tightly packed walls.
Machine Learning-Based Pack Improvement: Machine learning helps ensure that with every box picked, the Dexterity AI truck loading software becomes even more efficient in handling a broader range of packing challenges.
Integrated Motion Planning: By integrating its own trajectory and motion planning, the Dexterity AI platform helps the DexR’s two arms move quickly inside trailers without colliding with each other or the truck walls.
Testing of the truck load technology is ongoing by FedEx with a goal to refine the technology and deploy commercially in the future.