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The R5 Pro is the latest iteration of the company’s robot designed for large-scale e-commerce operations
January 17, 2024
AutoStore, a robotics company specializing in automated storage and retrieval systems, is showcasing its newest robot for large-scale e-commerce operations at NRF 2024.
The R5 Pro Robot is designed for fulfillment tasks at large-scale warehouses, transporting goods across a site and taking on some of the more labor-intensive tasks.
The Pro model differs from the original R5 in that it has a reduced charging time and the one charger can be used to power up 10 robots. This means customers can optimize warehouse space and improve overall operational efficiency and also means less costly electrical infrastructure as fewer chargers are needed.
AutoStore’s presence at NRF marks the first public showing of the R5 Pro, though the company said 2,200 units of the model have already been shipped to customers worldwide.
“The R5 Pro is a testament to AutoStore’s commitment to helping retailers keep up with the growing demands of e-commerce by streamlining order fulfillment,” said Tobias Sjölin, CTO of Boozt, one of AutoStore’s customers. “With an enhanced battery life, the R5 Pro has accelerated our productivity across multi-shift operations, enabling us to get our products in the hands of customers faster, while optimizing warehouse space and reducing overall infrastructure costs.”
In addition to the R5 Pro, AutoStore’s other warehouse automation solutions, the R5 and CarouselPort, are also on display at NRF.
AutoStore will also be providing more details of its recently announced partnership with DHL at the retail event.
First announced in November last year, the partnership is set to see the rollout of more than 1,000 AutoStore pick-and-pack robots at DHL’s fulfillment warehouses, targeting the expansion of automated warehouse operations “on a global scale.”
Assistant Editor, IoT World Today
Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.
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