Geek+ Adds Intelligence To Material Handling With Universal Logic Partnership 

 January 7, 2021

By  Mike Oitzman

Geek+, an autonomous mobile robot manufacturer, and Universal Logic, a provider of an AI/sensor/machine-control software “brain” for robots, announce the beginning of a new partnership. The two companies are combining their technologies into a new solution for automating the goods-to-robot workflow in warehouses and manufacturing facilities.

The new solution automates material handling and provides flexibility in the process. This will enable organizations to more quickly react to process changes while maintaining accuracy of the fulfillment workflow. Universal Logic invented Neocortex over a decade ago to give robots the sensors, intelligence and control to mimic manual activity on supply chains in retail and manufacturing.  The software is hardware agnostic and fast – capable of picking and placing up to 1400 cycles per hour.

The Universal Logic automates the robotic manipulation of materials.

The Universal Logic AI-based software automates the robotic manipulation of materials. (image courtesy of Geek+)

Randy Randolph, Senior Sales Manager of Geek+ US, says: “We are very glad to partner with Universal Logic and look forward to leveraging their extensive experience in automating dynamic robot behavior to realize the full potential of our intelligent mobile robotics solutions. By combining our advanced robotics hardware with Universal Logic’s unparalleled experience, we believe that this collaboration has the potential to transform the global supply chain and shape the future.”

Geek+ and Universal Logic Combine The Best Of Both Solutions

The partnership will give Universal Logic access to Geek+'s wide range of robotics hardware for intelligent sorting and picking. Built on autonomous mobile robot technology and AI-driven software, Geek+ will provide Universal Logic with the flexibility to automate the entire chain from dynamic inventory control to pick & pack, expanding from goods-to-man to goods-to-robot solutions. Correspondingly, Geek+ will have access to Neocortex, Universal Logic’s AI platform featuring real-time and modular robot control for extended perception, direct grasping, and advanced robot guidance, enabling human-like flexible picking capabilities, to unleash the true potential of intelligent robotics for logistics.

Universal Logic CEO, David Peters, states: “The Geek+ mobile robot platform, dovetails perfectly with Universal’s dynamic robot control for picking and packing, providing our customers seamless automation capabilities, creating an end-to-end solution to meet current and future supply chain needs.”  

Today, Geek+ and Universal Logic respectively serve a broad customer range including Fortune 500 Companies and regional businesses. The collaboration will enable them to strengthen their industry leadership and provide clients with flexible, adaptable, and efficient operations that can meet challenges associated with high mix/high volume applications in manufacturing, wholesale, and retail. Combining the efficiency and speed of robots with human-like precision and flexibility, will allow businesses to realize stable and reliable supply chain operations and meet the challenges of tomorrow.

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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