Global AMR provider Geek+ has announced the launch of RoboShuttle RS8-DA, an 8m-high flexible arm robot designed to maximise use of warehouses by solving logistics scenarios brought on by the rise in e-commerce.
Compatible with 8m-high racks, and totes, cartons and boxes of varying width, the robot can reportedly improve space utilisation by 5x.
Liu Kai, co-founder and VP of smart warehouse products at Geek+, said: “With e-commerce and warehouse rental spikes, businesses need a flexibility and space utilisation that conventional automation does not provide.”
Built on a slim and robust chassis design, flexible doorframe, and double deep telescopic fork arms, the robot can navigate narrow aisles and reach a maximum height of 8,145mm.
Using its fork arms, the robot can access inventory rows of varying depth, placed as low as 285mm and as high as 7,820mm, targeting horizontal as well as vertical warehouse space.
Equipped with an intelligent depth camera and high precision sensors, the robot can adjust its arms to pick boxes of varying sizes, optimising overall shelf space.
The storage location can also be allocated according to the size of the box, improving inventory organisation.
Connected to the WMS and driven by intelligent algorithms, the robot autonomously transfers up to eight totes to and from the workstation, automating picking, replenishment, reverse logistics, and inventory checking processes.