Movin' and Groovin' at RightHand Robotics
To say we've been hustling would be an understatement. It's been an extremely productive and exciting first quarter at RightHand Robotics, from developing partnerships to product launch to bringing on new employees, and prepping for ProMat, the largest trade show for logistics pros in North and South America. With that, here's a deeper dive into what's been happening at RHR and abroad in the world of robotic piece-picking.
Getting a RightHand Grip on the Japanese Market
Japan’s largest wholesaler of consumer packaged goods, PALTAC CORPORATION, has partnered with RightHand to automate their operations, starting with their newest facility opening later this year in the greater Tokyo area.
"Our RDC Saitama facility will stock over 20,000 SKUs every year,” said Masakazu Mikita, General Manager of Research and Development at PALTAC CORPORATION. “In order to handle such a large number of different and densely packed items, we needed a piece-picking solution that combined advanced gripping systems with continuous machine learning and unerring reliability. RightPick met all of our high-level requirements; we’re confident in the system’s ability to successfully pick a wide variety of items without prior knowledge or programming.” > read more
Video Spotlight: Launching RightPick2
First there was RightPick. And now there’s RightPick2, a more powerful autonomous, robotic piece-picking solution. Take a look at one of our latest videos and you’ll get a solid grasp on what’s new, including the 5th generation of our intelligent gripper, Universal Robots e-Series cobot arms and the more powerful RightPick.AI vision and learning software.
In the News: Is 2019 the Year of Robotic Piece-Picking by Clint Reiser
My Robotic Piece Picking "Must See" List
“RightHand Robotics (RHR) is the flagship piece-picking provider (IMHO). I have visited the RHR booth at the last two shows and it is at the top of my list again this year [at ProMat], as I expect to see additional progress in the solution.
"RHR likes to use the three Rs – range of objects, reliability and rate – to frame the robotic piece picking problem. And I find it to be a useful framework for evaluating these technologies, as an increase in range surely complicates rate and reliability." via Logistics Viewpoints
RHR Bots Set to Invade ProMat
We’ll have ten, count ‘em, ten bots at ProMat in Chicago next week. If you’re at the show, here’s what you’ll see and where you can find RightPick demos at McCormick Place.
ProMat: The Judges Have Spoken
RightHand Robotics is a finalist for an MHI Innovation Award in the category of Best Innovation of an Existing Product: the RightPick piece-picking solution along with our new put wall offering. The video submission for this award along with the innovation summary and statement provides an overview. Whether you have a highly automated warehouse or a manual operation, this new innovation helps improve productivity for a common item-sortation workflow.
Speaking of Innovation
On 4/8 catch Mike Futch, president of Tompkins Robotics, and Leif Jentoft, co-founder of RightHand Robotics, as they tag team on the topic of Robotic Capabilities within the Warehouse. Schedule this talk into your ProMat agenda for 3:00 Monday afternoon at Theater G.
Grab Your Passport for a Chance to Win
Together with 6 River Systems (booth #S3983), Tompkins Robotics (booth #S4250), PINC (booth #S4279), Magazino (booth #2897), and IAM Robotics (booth #S4679), we’ve created a passport program. Pick up a Passport to the Future at one of our booths, get it stamped by each of these exhibitors and submit it for a chance to win one of six prizes, ranging from a $500 donation to the charity of your choice to an Apple Watch.
To help us keep up with the growing demand for our piece-picking solution, we’re looking for a few good humans to join the RightHand team. If you know of candidates who we should be looking at for roles ranging from sales to software engineer to vp of finance, please encourage them to check out our career opportunities or ping us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell Me, Who Are You?
We are RightHand Robotics, enabling robots to manipulate everyday items.