Locus Robotics announces picking milestone

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Locus Robotics has announced that its autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)have picked 200 million units.

The company picked a Cuticura original anti-bacterial hand gel at a Boots UK warehouse to hit the milestone.

Locus Robotics said it has seen record numbers due to the shift to online shopping in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It added that it now expects to surpass a quarter of a billion units picked by Black Friday on 27 November.

According to recent reports from Adobe, Black Friday online sales are forecast to reach US$7.5bn (£5.9bn), up 20% on 2019.

Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics, said: “As more and more shoppers move online, and as we quickly approach what is expected to be the biggest and most challenging holiday retail season yet, retailers are turning to AMRs to innovate to meet growing demand and avoid risking losing valuable customers.”

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