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Humanoid Robot for Warehouse Use Ready for Mass Production

Kepler’s robots made their debut at CES and are set for mass production by the second half of this year

Scarlett Evans

January 24, 2024

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Kepler's humanoid robot at CES
Kepler's humanoid robot at CESKepler

Kepler, a general humanoid robotics developer debuted its flagship robot series at CES in Las Vegas and says it’s set for mass production later this year. 

The Kepler Forerunner series of robots is designed for industrial and logistics use cases and features three models: K1, S1 and D1. All come with “intelligent dexterous hands,” with 12 degrees of freedom and are capable of balancing goods to make them adept at handling products in a factory environment. 

Kepler also showcased its development platform, Kepler OS at CES, which offers a single platform to control and manage multiple robots at once. 

The company said its Forerunner series stands out for its dexterity, load-bearing capabilities and ease of motion, featuring planetary roller screws and rotary actuators to enable dynamic, human-like motion. 

“This allows for an enhanced maximum load capacity for each component and enables the simulation of human muscle movement control with exceptional precision,” according to a company statement. 

The robots’ software also allows the models to recognize items, interact with their environment in real time and have a high level of hand-eye coordination. 

As well as industrial settings, Kepler said the robots can be customized for deployment in a range of settings including education and research, automated production lines, emergency rescue services and outdoor safety operations. 

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CES marked Kepler's first participation in a major global exhibition following the official launch of its humanoid robot. The company anticipates mass-producing its humanoid robots by the second half of this year.

“Looking ahead,” the company said, “Kepler aims to collaborate with global developers on the Kepler OS platform to further the intelligent development of research and industry applications, contributing to the growth of the global humanoid robot market.”

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About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

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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