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

Chuck

Chuck is an AMR (autonomous mobile robot) developed by 6 River Systems (USA). Deployed in the warehouse automation industry, Chuck's pricing model is based on a cAPEX model basis, with a one time setup fee of US$250,000 for 8 robots in first year and a recurring fee of US$50,000 per year (maintenance).

Chuck is intended for indoor use.

Key Information
Product Chuck 
Company 6 River Systems (USA) 
Function AMR (autonomous mobile robot) 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Deployment indoor 
Industry Warehouse Automation 
Tech Domain Robotics 
URL https://6river.com/meet-chuck/.. 
Pricing 
Model CAPEX model 
Recurring (est) US$50,000 per year (maintenance) 
One-time (est) US$250,000 for 8 robots in first year 
Dimensions 
Length 1067 mm 
Width 600 mm 
Height 1600 mm 
Weight 
Max Load 90.7 kg (200 lb) 

SOTO

SOTO is an AMR (autonomous mobile robot) developed by Magazino (Germany) for the warehouse automation and smart manufacturing industries.

SOTO is intended for indoor use.

Key Information
Product SOTO 
Company Magazino (Germany) 
Function AMR (autonomous mobile robot) 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Deployment indoor 
Industry Warehouse Automation and Smart Manufacturing 

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/.. 

PalletTransport1500

PalletTransport1500 is an AMR (autonomous mobile robot) developed by Fetch Robotics (USA) for the warehouse automation industry.

PalletTransport1500 is intended for indoor use.

Key Information
Product PalletTransport1500 
Company Fetch Robotics (USA) 
Function AMR (autonomous mobile robot) 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Deployment indoor 
Industry Warehouse Automation 

HMIShelf AMR

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

HMIShelf AMR is intended for indoor use.

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

RollerTop AMR

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

RollerTop AMR is intended for indoor use.

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