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Boston Dynamics to demo new logistics robot at ProMat 2019 

 March 29, 2019

By  Mike Oitzman

March 28, 2019

Boston Dynamics demonstrated their new robot "Handle" in a youtube video released today. is a mobile manipulation robot designed for logistics. Handle autonomously performs mixed SKU pallet building and depalletizing after initialization and localizing against the pallets. Using on-board vision, Handle tracks the marked pallets for navigation and finds individual boxes for grasping and placing.

When Handle places a boxes onto a pallet, it uses force control to nestle each box up against its neighbors. The boxes used in the video weigh about 5 Kg (11 lbs), but the robot is designed to handle boxes up to (15 Kg) (33 lb). This version of Handle works with pallets that are 1.2 m deep and 1.7 m tall (48 inches deep and 68 inches tall).

Boston Dynamics will be an exhibitor that the 2019 Promat (8 - 11 April) in Chicago in Booth S3347a. 

About the author 

Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman brings 25 years of product management and product marketing experience to the role of publisher and editor for Mobile Robot Guide. Mike is a respected expert in the mobile robot market and is a frequent panel leader and speaker at events and tradeshows.

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