Customers benefit from integrated access to OSARO’s advanced picking robots with Geek+ autonomous mobile robots and automated storage and retrieval systems. The pairing illustrates the further evolution of robots working together on the warehouse floor. Together, these systems streamline solutions to meet surging consumer demand, improve ROI, and address the stubborn labor shortage.
SAN FRANCISCO—May 18, 2023: OSARO®, a global leader in machine-learning-enabled robotics for e-commerce, announced a partnership that integrates its pick-and-place robots with groundbreaking Geek+ warehouse automation systems. The new alliance offers businesses a one-stop solution for their warehouse fulfillment operations and a strategy to boost the ROI of their autonomous mobile robot systems (AMRs) and automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS).
“At OSARO, our goal is to provide reliable robotic systems that make automation easy, which is why the seamless integration of our picking robots with Geek+ systems is so valuable for quick and easy deployment,” said OSARO CEO Derik Pridmore. “We’re pleased to have an OSARO-powered robot and Geek+ Sorting Series AMRs available for customers to see in action at our San Francisco RobotWorks customer center.”
The pairing represents another step in the progression of robots working together across the warehouse. It involves the ability to connect Geek+ AMRs and ASRS with OSARO’s smart, AI-driven picking robots. Using a FANUC robot arm, OSARO enables automation of the last step in the warehouse fulfillment process—picking and placing is a function that until now has been handled solely by human operators at workstations.
The easy interoperability of OSARO-powered robots with AMR/ASRS and other warehouse systems is made possible by OSARO’s latest REST API, which offers greater flexibility in what the systems can be asked to do. The API allows integrators to choose commands in a variety of blocks, so that actions can readily be strung together in different ways. For example, a system can be directed to pick, scan, and place an object. Or it can be ordered to pick, scan, and then wait for a customer warehouse management system to send a command before performing an additional action.
Scalable and flexible
The desire for a complete solution, including the automation of human picking stations, has been accelerated by the triple dilemma of crushing e-commerce demand, the most severe labor shortage in 53 years, and sky-high consumer expectations for lower prices and faster delivery.
Together, Geek+ and OSARO can deploy a scalable solution for warehouses needing to address unrelenting growth while keeping costs low, despite inflation. Working in tandem, these two automation leaders offer flexible systems with easy installation that improve accuracy and productivity. Unlike traditional bolted-to-the-floor conveyor systems, Geek+ mobile robots are simple and fast to install or reconfigure, needing only moveable QR code floor marks to operate.
“Solving the labor shortage is critical for anyone in e-commerce today,” said Rick DeFiesta, executive vice president of sales and solutions at Geek+ America. “Geek+ systems take less floor space and are highly flexible in both their use and installation, allowing for easy redeployments in new configurations when necessary.”
OSARO is now demonstrating integrations with the Geek+ Sorting Series in its San Francisco RobotWorks Customer Center.
Customers experience a range of benefits, including:
- Increased throughput
- Reduced dependence on labor
- Faster order processing
- Greater shipment accuracy
- Improved ROI
- A scalable solution for changing needs
- Less need for floor space
As part of the agreement, Geek+ has joined OSARO’s partner program, which offers one-stop access for businesses looking to deploy robotic solutions in their fulfillment operations. The OSARO Partners Alliance provides a mechanism for AMR and ASRS vendors, integrators, distributors, third-party logistics companies, and consultants to collaborate and co-market unified solutions. The program is designed to optimize every stage of a customer’s purchasing and deployment processes, in collaboration with the partners.
Learn more about OSARO’s piece-picking robotic solutions
- Watch the video: Optimize your AMR/ASRS with Smart Robots
- Visit the OSARO Piece Picking for AMR/ASRS datasheet
- Learn how smarter robots are reshaping the warehouse
- Set up a consultation with OSARO’s solutions team
OSARO Partners Alliance
Advances in Al-driven robotics have created new solutions to tackle supply-chain disruptions and labor shortages and to equip e-commerce operations with end-to-end systems that accelerate delivery and boost productivity. But tailoring the right solution requires a collaborative approach that includes software, hardware, and materials-handling experts with deep domain experience.
The OSARO Partners Alliance convenes the right set of players to deliver success to both customers and partners. It fosters a community where participants can share knowledge, resources, and expertise to support their mutual clients as they evolve their supply-chain capabilities to keep e-commerce humming.
Geek+ is a global technology company leading the intelligent logistics revolution. We apply advanced robotics and AI technologies to realize flexible, reliable, and highly efficient solutions for warehouses and supply chain management. Geek+ is trusted by over 700 global industry leaders and has been recognized as the world leader in autonomous mobile robots. Founded in 2015, Geek+ has over 1,500 employees, with offices in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore. Visit geek+.com.
OSARO delivers best-in-class robotic piece-picking solutions for e-commerce where key challenges include high SKU inventories, complex packaging, and fragile items. In the rapidly evolving world of logistics technology, OSARO offers smarter automation, low-risk business plans, and its signature Hypercare support from concept exploration to onsite installation. OSARO’s intelligent robots enable goods-to-robot (G2R) use cases, where the greatest gains are yet to be made on the automated warehouse floor. Its machine-learning vision and control software provides the foundation for all its products. For more information, visit osaro.com.
Tim Cox | ZingPR for OSARO