Osaro, Fanuc America Developing Warehouse Automation Robots

The companies are collaborating to bring enhanced vision capabilities to pick-and-place robots

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

September 11, 2023

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Fanuc pick-and-place robot with Osaro's advanced vision software in action

Osaro and Fanuc America are collaborating to expand e-commerce and warehouse robotics offerings, combining Fanuc’s pick-and-place robots with Osaro’s machine vision software.

The two companies said they will collaborate on “go-to-market strategies,” starting with the installation of a piece-picking demonstration robot at Fanuc’s Innovation Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Osaro’s Sight Works vision software allows robots to “see, perceive, grasp and perform tasks previously only done by humans” in the e-commerce fulfillment process. 

By integrating these capabilities into Fanuc’s robots, the partners hope to expand the capabilities of logistics robots, increasing the number of tasks they can perform and helping ease ongoing pressures from labor shortages and high production demands.

In a statement, the companies said e-commerce growth is “driving sweeping change across the retail and logistics sectors,” as automated robotic pick-and-place solutions are becoming an increasingly popular solution to meet these challenges.

“Our AI-driven SightWorks vision software and associated technologies provide the foundation for all of our warehouse solutions,” said Derik Pridmore, Osaro’s CEO. “By collaborating on engineering and business development, Fanuc and Osaro will be able to deliver the industry’s most advanced robotic automation solutions across the e-commerce fulfillment center — from incoming inventory depalletizing to outbound kitting and bagging.”

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“E-commerce growth is driving the increased adoption of robotics and automation,” said James Cooper, general manager of Fanuc’s authorized system integrators. “Our collaboration with Osaro enables us to showcase the latest automation technologies for fulfillment operations.”

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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