Armar-6 Robot: Smart Humanoid Robot
The ARMAR-6 has a humanoid torso, head, and arms, and moves about on a wheeled base. It uses cameras to locate and grasp objects, which it can pass to human engineers working in Ocado’s warehouses. The company uses trolley bots, robot scanners, and more to shift produce around its facilities in the UK, and is now trying to export its technology to other retailers. Last year, it landed a significant deal to outfit warehouses for French supermarket operator Groupe Casino. However, as is clear from the promotional video above, the ARMAR-6 still has a long way to go before it’s ready for the workplace. Its movements are slow and hesitant, and its actions have to be planned out in advance.
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- Country: Germany
- Company: Ocado