One example is the mobile picking partnership that 6 River Systems Inc. and Soft Robotics Inc. announced today.
6 River Systems and Soft Robotics plan to demonstrate what they called “The first commercially available end-to-end mobile picking solution” at Booth 501 at CSCMP EDGE 2019, which will be from Sept. 15 to 18 in Anaheim, Calif. The companies have been in talks about possible collaborations since April.
The mobile picking exhibit will include 6 Rivers’ Chuck and Soft Robotics’ SuperPick, which the partners said provide ease of implementation and can handle a wide range of SKUs without requiring prior training, respectively.
While SuperPick isn’t mounted on Chuck, Soft Robotics is interested in the promise of mobile manipulation, she added.
“This solution will allow customers to fully automate the picking process for high-demand products, thereby enabling warehouse employees to focus on higher impact operations,” said Jerome Dubois, co-founder and co-CEO of 6 River Systems.
“Including the automated solution we developed with Soft Robotics, fulfillment floor managers will be able to use 6 River System’s software for all day-to-day operations, from induction to pack out,” Chaitin-Pollak added.
The end-to-end solution is available now from 6 River Systems and Soft Robotics, which will jointly support installations, said Donnelly.