Locus Robotics, the leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for fulfillment warehouses, has launched its proprietary data science-driven warehouse automation platform called LocusONE. The platform enables seamless operation and management of large quantities of multiple AMR form factors as a single, coordinated fleet in all sizes of warehouses. The company claims it is the industry’s first platform which supports as well as manages different AMRs as a single entity.
With LocusONE, operators can easily manage and deploy large numbers of AMRs and multiple form factors within very large warehouses to work together as an orchestrated fleet, according to the CEO of Locus Robotics, Rick Faulk. The platform has been built on proprietary data science and can support the full breadth of material movement needs found in today’s fulfillment and distribution warehouses. In addition, LocusONE uses proprietary data science to support material payloads ranging from 3 ounces to 3,000 pounds.
The platform and its data-driven insights drive the essential warehouse productivity optimizations while integrating rapidly and efficiently with other automation technology like sortation or packaging systems.
Features and Benefits
With the LocusONE platform, LocusBots engage in a diverse array of tasks including each picking and putaway, case picking and putaway, replenishment, pallet building, routine routes, point-to-point transport, counting, and more within a single warehouse. The data science behind the scenes optimizes the mix of tasks throughout the day to achieve optimal warehouse productivity. The platform supports a thousand or more robots, operating in sites as large as one million square feet simultaneously, in a single, intelligent, and orchestrated solution.
LocusONE integrates with any WMS system to provide flexible and dynamic fleet management and enables easy deployment of different Locus Origin, Vector, and Max AMRs based on each warehouse’s unique needs. The company regularly releases enhancements to its installed base of over 250 customer sites as over-the-air updates. LocusONE’s proprietary data science foundation ensures the smooth navigation of all the bots in a single footprint, delivers predictive and actionable management guidance in real-time to improve throughput across multiple use cases, and provides intelligence insight across more than two dozen insightful reports and real-time dashboards, including labor guidance, predictive insights for work completion, operational comparisons against targets or time periods, order pool tracking and guidance, mission analysis and optimization, key performance visualization, and more.
The innovative and flexible multi-form factor interoperability platform that LocusONE represents is now a competitive differentiator in today’s fulfillment warehouse, particularly as the warehouses become increasingly complex. According to Ash Sharma, Senior Research Director at Interact Analysis, “Having the ability to deploy a flexible, seamless, and proven AMR management platform to meet a broad range of use cases has become a must-have in the warehouse fulfillment industry.”
With LocusONE, Locus Robotics extends its position as the industry’s AMR leader for automation and digitalization of warehouses, distribution, and fulfillment centers. The platform is designed to cater to increasing order volumes, labor shortages, and rising customer expectations by providing proprietary data-driven automation with real-time insights for superior operational productivity.