A Better Warehouse Robot?

Toru CubeGerman firm Magazino has invented a warehouse robot called Toru.

A 3D map of the warehouse is created to help Toru navigate.  Toru uses laser sensors to help navigate, then employs a variety of grippers to select individual objects from boxes on shelves.

Unlike Amazon robots that move shelves around, the Toru actually picks up items from the shelves and brings them to the box packer.

The Toru Cube is best at grasping rectangular objects, while the Toru Flex is good for irregular sized objects.  There is also the Toru Box, good for grasping containers.

Check out Toru in the video below.

Toru Brochure

Magazino Toru via Technology Review

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