MHS caps off RIA Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference with tour of R&D facility

MHS, a single-source provider of material handling automation and software solutions, capped off the 2019 RIA Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference with a tour of its 260,000-square-feet research and development facility. The tour showcased the company’s growing portfolio of next-generation robotic innovations, designed to provide relief from labor challenges and boost productivity for distribution centers. 

Attendees viewed live demonstrations of:

  • Robotic singulation, using proprietary vision technology, algorithms and end effector to pick individual items from bulk flow in preparation for sorter induction.
  • Large bulk singulator, comprising several conveyor systems to produce consistent, single-file throughput.
  • Autonomous mobile robot, automating the transportation of pallets and heavy loads quickly and efficiently, using advanced navigation to find the most efficient path.
  • Robotic each picking, featuring a robotic arm and gripper on top of a mobile robot to move between pick locations, fully automating the process.

“The growth of robotic technology from concept to viable, commercially mature solutions is happening at a faster pace than ever before,” says Brandon Coats, product manager, MHS. “The solutions on display bring together the latest proven robotic innovations to meet some of our customers’ most pressing challenges head on.”

MHS solutions featuring mobile robotics come via an agreement with MiR, a Danish company that specializes in collaborative mobile robots.