Robots in the Warehouse Industry — Business Models and Dataset (2021)

  •  Spencer M.
  •  Nov 24, 2021
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Robots working in perfect rhythm with I.o.T. and A.I. technologies to fulfil orders and deliveries in perfect harmony in a human-less warehouse — that is the vision of a lights-out or dark warehouse.


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Overview

With significant advances in robotic and A.I. technologies today, the vision of a lights-out or a dark warehouse is now within reach. There are now whole suites of autonomous robots that can collaborate to execute an entire warehouse's processes — from smartly optimized storage, to intelligent picking to sorting to all manners of robotic transports, such as autonomous rollers, forklift robots and tote/pallet/stack handlers.


SORT, an intelligent sorting robot developed by Kindred (United States)
TORU, a picking robot developed by Magazino (Germany)


Warehouse Robots Dataset

 



Business Models

There are various business models in the acquisition of these robots for work in the warehouse. The customer can make upfront asset purchase for the robots with annual service charges or paying for a subsequent price per action. Customers can also lease the robots on a monthly basis from the manufacturers or distributors.

For example, a 6 Rivers Systems' solution will cost US$250,000 for 8 robots in the first year followed by a recurring US$50,000 in maintenance costs per year. TORU, the picking robot from Magazino has a hybrid asset-purchase with pay-per-use model — charging EUR 55,000 (US$61,800) for the hardware asset purchase along with an subsequent charge of EUR 0.06 per pick.

AMRs from Ronavi are available with a leasing price of 100,000 rubles (US$1,400) per month while an inVia picker robot can cost around US$4,000 per month to lease.




Highlights

inVia Picker Robot

InVia Picker Robot is an AMR (autonomous mobile robot) developed by inVia Robotics (USA). Deployed in the warehouse automation and picking robot industries, inVia Picker Robot's pricing model is based on a robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) model basis with a recurring fee of US$4,000 per month.

InVia Picker Robot is intended for indoor use.

Key Information
Product inVia Picker Robot 
Company inVia Robotics (USA) 
Function AMR (autonomous mobile robot) 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Deployment indoor 
Industry Warehouse Automation and picking robot 
Tech Domain Robotics 
URL https://www.inviarobotics.com/our-system/invia-picker-robots/.. 
Pricing 
Model Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) model 
Recurring (est) US$4,000 per month 
Dimensions 
Width 663 mm 
Weight 
Weight 61.6 kg (136 lb) 
Max Load 15.8 kg (35 lb) 
Operations 
Speed 5 mph 
Op Notes Payload size: 14”H x 15”W x 24”L 

OTTO 100

Targeting the smart manufacturing and warehouse automation industries, OTTO 100 is an AMR (autonomous mobile robot), developed by OTTO Motors (Canada), with the purpose to autonomously transport light-weight payloads (up to 150 kg) such as boxes, bins and carts within factories and warehouses.

Key Information
Product OTTO 100 
Company OTTO Motors (Canada) 
Function AMR (autonomous mobile robot) 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Industry Smart Manufacturing and Warehouse Automation 
Tech Domain Robotics 
URL https://ottomotors.com/amrs 
Dimensions 
Length 740 mm 
Width 550 mm 
Height 308 mm 
Weight 
Weight 107 kg 
Max Load 150 kg 
Duration 
Charging 18 mins 
Usage 6 hours 
Operations 
Speed 2.0 m/s 

Zippy 100 (sorting robot)

Zippy 100 (sorting robot) is an AMR (autonomous mobile robot) developed by Addverb (India) for the warehouse automation industry.

Zippy 100 (sorting robot) is intended for indoor use.

Key Information
Product Zippy 100 (sorting robot) 
Company Addverb (India) 
Function AMR (autonomous mobile robot) 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Deployment indoor 
Industry Warehouse Automation 
Tech Domain Robotics 
URL https://addverb.com/product/zippy-sorting-robot/.. 
Dimensions 
Length 775 mm 
Width 575 mm 
Height 400 mm 
Weight 
Max Load 100 kg 
Duration 
Charging 20 mins 
Usage 4 hours 
Operations 
Speed 2 m/s 

Dynamo 1000 (AMR)

Dynamo 1000 (AMR) is an AMR (autonomous mobile robot) developed by Addverb (India) for the warehouse automation industry.

Dynamo 1000 (AMR) is intended for indoor use.

Key Information
Product Dynamo 1000 (AMR) 
Company Addverb (India) 
Function AMR (autonomous mobile robot) 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Deployment indoor 
Industry Warehouse Automation 
Tech Domain Robotics 
URL https://addverb.com/product/autonomous-mobile-robot/.. 
Dimensions 
Length 775 mm 
Width 575 mm 
Height 392 mm 
Weight 
Max Load 100 kg 
Operations 
Speed 2 m/s 

CartConnect500

CartConnect500 is an AMR (autonomous mobile robot) developed by Fetch Robotics (USA) for the warehouse automation industry.

CartConnect500 is intended for indoor use.

Key Information
Product CartConnect500 
Company Fetch Robotics (USA) 
Function AMR (autonomous mobile robot) 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Deployment indoor 
Industry Warehouse Automation 
Tech Domain Robotics 
URL https://fetchrobotics.com/cartconnect500/.. 

CartConnect100

CartConnect100 is an AMR (autonomous mobile robot) developed by Fetch Robotics (USA) for the warehouse automation industry.

CartConnect100 is intended for indoor use.

Key Information
Product CartConnect100 
Company Fetch Robotics (USA) 
Function AMR (autonomous mobile robot) 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Deployment indoor 
Industry Warehouse Automation 
Tech Domain Robotics 
URL https://fetchrobotics.com/cartconnect100/..