In response to a surge in e-commerce, Locus Robotics is developing better and more efficient robots to handle increased warehousing demand.
Locus Robotics’ robots are called “LocusBots”. They are autonomous and mobile and can track real-time warehouse operations using iPhone or wearable technology.
New features for LocusBots to better handle item picking and handling in warehouses are in the research and development stage.
- Locus Robotics – How it works (Mar 25, 2020, Locus Robotics Autonomous Robots)
This post is based on the Forbes article, Meet The Newest Robotics Unicorn: Locus Robotics Raises $150 Million At A $1 Billion Valuation On Surging E-Commerce Sales, by Amy Feldman, February 17, 2021, and the YouTube video in the Spotlight. Image source: Baloncici/iStock/Getty Images
1. What impacts do robots have on warehouse operations?
Guidance: Robots are automating warehouse operations in general, and item picking and handling in particular. A robot can pick up more bulky/heavy items, and move them to desirable locations, faster than its human counterpart. Warehouse operations will be more efficient and reliable and have less errors and injuries.
2. In what ways is product design important to Locus Robotics?
Guidance: In addition to designing robots to perform the basic item picking operations in a warehouse, Locus Robotics is improving Locusbots’ design features to better meet increased warehousing demand. Locusbots are autonomous and mobile and can track real-time warehouse operations using mobile and wearable technology.