Okamura Corporation, a Japanese provider of quality products and services for offices, education, commercial facilities and distribution centers, and RightHand Robotics, a provider of autonomous robotic picking solutions, announced a partnership to further automate warehouse operations. RHR’s autonomous piece-picking solution, RightPick2, will be integrated with Okamura’s logistics solutions beginning in February 2020.
RightPick2 handles the core task of picking and placing individual items as part of a wide range of warehouse workflows and processes. It works collaboratively with logistics facility employees and existing manual or automated systems. The solution combines an intelligent gripper, advanced computer vision, control software and machine learning to provide reliable automation to customers.
The robot does not need to be providing with the dimensions, or pre-learn 3D models for each SKU. The robots share image intelligence based on experience. The system features the 5th-generation intelligent gripper with integrated sensing, the vision subsystem, robotic arm and processor.
The system provides fleet management and human-assisted exception handling capabilities, allowing warehouse operators to manage up to ten robots from a single location. RightPick2 is easily integrated with any warehouse management system or warehouse control system via a straightforward API, RightPick-MCP.
About RightHand Robotics
RightHand Robotics (RHR) builds a data-driven intelligent picking platform, providing flexible and scalable automation for predictable order fulfillment. The software-driven, hardware-enabled modular solution is capable of adapting to any picking situation bringing reliability to order fulfillment in growing industries such as electronics, apparel, grocery, pharmaceuticals, and more. RHR was founded in 2015 by a DARPA challenge-winning team from the Harvard Biorobotics Lab, the Yale GRAB Lab, and MIT, intent on bringing grasping intelligence powered by computer vision and applied machine learning to bear on real-world problems. The company is based in the U.S. near Boston, Massachusetts, with offices in Tokyo, Japan and Frankfurt, Germany.
About Okamura Corporation
As a leader in the material handling market in Japan and one of the biggest distributors worldwide of AutoStore, Okamura seeks to streamline logistics by constantly developing and providing new distribution systems through real-life experimentation. Okamura offers total support, from material handling system proposals resulting in financial benefits through increased speed, accuracy and safety of logistics, to software development, equipment installation, operational support and after-sales service.