6 River Systems and Soft Robotics Announce Strategic Partnership 

 September 9, 2019

By  Mike Oitzman

​September 5, 2019

6 River Systems and Soft Robotics announce a new partnership, designed to bring together automated picking and autonomous mobile robots (AMR). This solution is perfect for e-commerce warehouses in need of automation of picking product for shipment. The two companies will provide live demonstrations of their innovation Sept. 15-18 during CSCMP EDGE 2019 in Anaheim, Calif.

In this solution, the 6 River "Chuck: AMR is responsible for product movement through the warehouse, while the Soft Robotics SuperPick solution uses vision and a robotic arm to handle the bin picking. The SuperPick cell can handle a large range of product SKU's wiithout prior robot training. The solution is being marketing as the first commercially viable end-to-end mobile picking solution.

6-Rivers Chuck robot

6 River Systems "Chuck" autonomous mobile robot (image courtesy of 6 River Systems)

​Jerome Dubois, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, 6RS, sees the partnership with Soft Robotics as one way the company can meet the dynamic needs of e-commerce and retail customers: “This solution will allow customers to fully automate the picking process for high-demand products, thereby enabling warehouse employees to focus on higher impact operations. The combined capabilities of Chuck and SuperPick will expand capacity, enabling more orders to be completed with greater accuracy and speed.”

​Carl Vause, CEO of Soft Robotics, sees the combined solution as a key offering to organizations that are struggling with staffing shortages: “I speak with customers nearly every day that are struggling with peak efficiency as a result of their inability to hire workers. The integration of mobile material transport systems and goods to robot order fulfillment systems will help to address an increasingly common market need and I am confident these customers will see throughput gains and payback faster than ever before.”

Full Press Release here.

Learn more at www.6river.com and www.softrobotics.com.

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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