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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Robotic Pick Up Solutions out of 329
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 329 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 logistics startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 324 robotic pick up solutions, get in touch.
Hand Plus Robotics manufacturers Mobile Picking Robots
The increase in e-commerce traffic in recent years is adding to the workload in warehouses and package handling facilities. Additionally, with the surge of online shopping volumes driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are increasingly relying upon robotic item pick up and sorting solutions. However, as such robotic solutions are fixed in place, processes have to be tailored or designed around their reach. To overcome these design challenges, startups are creating mobile pick and place robots to increase the versatility of their applications.
Singaporean startup Hand Plus Robotics manufactures AI-powered robotic picking stations. The startup’s Pick+ robot picks difficult-to-pick items from bins with multiple types of items at high speeds whereas Move+ is a picking robot mounted on a mobile base. Their mobile pick and place robots find applications in industries such as e-commerce, electronics, pharmaceutical, and more.
Nomagic creates Cloud-based Picking Robots
Unlike manufacturing or assembly lines, package handling lines receive products with non-uniform sizes, shapes, and weights. Current robots focus more on the rate of picking and less on their placement. This results in inefficient space utilization and excess packaging utilization compounded by the varied dimensions of products. To address this, startups are developing picking robots that factor in the geometries of the items they pick and place.
Polish startup Nomagic provides AI-based robots a cloud platform to automate warehouse operations. Magicloader, the startup’s solution, uses AI to analyze the position, shape, and characteristics of each item before placing them in an efficient and reliable manner. The robot picker learns to pick up unknown items from any type of clutter, whether it’s in carts, boxes, or bins. It integrates with existing warehouse management systems (WMS) or proprietary control software to ensure end-to-end efficiency in warehouse operations.
Vizum Tech develops Stereo Vision-based Robotic Picking Systems
Food items are among the dominant product categories in online shopping sites. The handling of food items presents a challenge for robotic picking solutions due to the huge variety in product packaging. To overcome the challenge of automated food item picking solutions, startups are using stereo vision cameras to optimize the picking process.
Chinese startup Vizum Tech develops a stereo vision-guided robotic arm grasping system. It offers Adopt Smart Eye, a terminal smart line laser binocular stereo camera, and Aurora Eye, a static surface scan binocular stereo camera. The solutions use stereo vision for positioning tracking and robotic arms for grasping, sorting, loading, unloading, stacking, and palletizing different types of objects. Their use cases include sorting carton packaging products in the food or beverage, tobacco, and alcohol industries.
EyePick provides Turnkey Robotic Picking Solutions
Current robotic picking stations in manufacturing processes need to be trained to identify and pick and work with a small range of items. This is difficult when it comes to the picking of food and e-commerce items that are highly varied in their shapes and sizes. Hardware systems that deal with complex items are difficult to procure and implement. This is why logistics startups are providing turnkey robotic picking solutions for different use cases.
French startup EyePick provides turnkey automation solutions for manual tasks using vision-guided robots. The startup’s robotic solution automates picking tasks that involve high variability, delicate products, or are complex. The robots are easily configurable, have low capital expenditure (CAPEX), and integrate with existing or new workflows. Their capabilities include pick and drop, pick and place, bin picking and sorting, making them suitable for use in food, retail, and e-commerce.
XELA Robotics manufactures Adaptive Robotic Grips
The food industry has seen a significant transition to digital platforms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the increased volume of food products processed through warehouses and sorting facilities creates challenges for automation solutions as food items need to be handled with care to avoid damaging them. Startups are creating robotic grippers that adjust their pressure depending on the item being picked.
Japanese startup XELA Robotics creates adaptive grippers that feature feedback sensors to mimic human-like touch. The startup’s product, uSkin, features high-density 3-axis tactile sensors in a thin, soft, durable package, with minimal wiring. Moreover, uSkin easily integrates with both new and existing robots. The human-like sense of touch and adaptability of the gripper makes it suitable for applications in the food industry.
Discover more Logistics Startups
Logistics startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on warehouse automation, inventory management, and quality management. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the logistics industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more logistics technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Logistics Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.