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Fetch Robotics provides the market’s only cloud-driven Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) solution

The Fetch Cloud Robotics Platform is the only one which offers Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) solution that can be installed in hours, days or weeks and work on multiple tasks like: material handling and data collection- with a common, unified, cloud-based platform.

The company quotes, “We offer turnkey and extensible systems that safely find, track, and move anything from parts to pallets in warehouses, factories, and distribution centers.”

Why is Fetch Robotics worthwhile?

You can willingly deploy automation: Conventional robots required more space and requires tear-down and re-configuration when processes change. But that is not the case with Fetch Robotics, it can just develop virtual carrier or set up autonomous data collection within hours. With the help of its cloud-based software and AMRs, it is easy to alter the complete logistics operation.

It can be used for any facility: Conventional automation like MDRs, ASRS systems, and AGVs were not apt for multiple tasking, so changes were to be made to your facility. But with the help of on-demand automation there comes zero necessity of facility change. The company’s AMRs accommodate your existing floor plan and navigate independently without the need to add floor markings or modify shelving.

Installation of IT systems is not required: on-demand automation works alright without on-premises server installation, dedicated WIFI and software. Warehouse Management System (WMS) integration is not required for operation but can easily be implemented through our APIs and SDKs as needed.

Works at any scale, anytime: When it comes to traditional fixed automation, once the limit is reached it cannot scale when necessary. Whereas with on-demand automation, you can feel the seamless process happening as your business grows and operations expand. Fetch Robotics is deployed in facilities around the world from 20,000 to 2 million square feet and is ready to grow with you.

With flexibility to change on the fly: With on-demand automation, robots can be easily re-purposed by the user with a simple-to-use, intuitive interface. The company’s solution can be used in different warehouse environments, along with logistics, distribution, E-commerce, retail, and manufacturing.

When it comes to traditional automation or specialized AMR’s, you are not restricted to a one way workflow. With the power of Fetch Robotics’ cloud robotics platform, modifications to material transport and data collection processes are just a mouse click away.

Unified data you can use anywhere: On-demand automation also means analyzing data from robots, equipment, systems, and devices across all facility operations to create actionable insights. The company’s FetchCore.cloud application allows you to optimize your entire warehouse logistics operation including facility and system control, inventory accuracy, and material flow.

Success story to prove their efficiency

Framebridge, the high growth, online custom framing company, has been scaling very high in limited time in their manufacturing operations to meet customer needs at their state-of-the-art production studio in Richmond, Kentucky. To advance the workflows, Framebridge utilized Fetch Robotics’ Cloud Robotics Platform and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) which was important to delivering on-demand automation to Framebridge’s 100,000 square foot facility.

The company allowed Framebridge to mechanize the movement of frame components between innumerable production stations, alongside track frames and art with new precision across their production facility.

Story of admiration!

Framebridge had achieved the target by unifying technology, logistics, and in-house production in order to make the custom framing simple, smooth, and cost-effective. With this approach, Framebridge’s customer base increased along with getting highly experienced in fast deliveries while still preserving the quality of handmade goods.

Before utilizing on-demand factory automations, employees were forced to move materials from one place to another which consumed lot of time.

Another vital part of Framebridge’s business is framing physical objects sent in by customers. These prized possessions can range from diplomas to canvas art and family heirlooms.

“Our customers trust us with their most precious, uniquely and deeply personal items, so we ensure we know where every single piece is, in real-time.”

-Susan Tyan, Founder and CEO, Framebridge

Protecting and tracking these precious pieces is central to all operational decisions at Framebridge. In order to properly track and secure these items, Framebridge chose Fetch Robotics’ TagSurveyor robot to provide fully automatic, physical inventory counts several times a day in their expansive storage warehouse. Framebridge attaches a unique RFID tag to each item received, which the robot can read up to 25 feet away. TagSurveyor self-drives inside a designated area in the warehouse and sends location-based coordinates to Fetch’s cloud software. 

Framebridge took all the fruits they deserved

By partnering with Fetch Robotics, Framebridge was able to:

  • Redirect highly-skilled artisans back to frame building instead of transporting parts
  • Gain operational efficiency while still preserving craftsmanship needed to produce a custom product
  • Allow humans and robots to collaborate effectively, to work side-by-side, with each contributing to improving the overall customer experience

Kudos!

Fetch Robotics who launched on-demand automation proudly announced of winning the title Leader by industry analyst group IDC in the IDC MarketScape assessment of eight key vendors providing Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) for the general automation market.

“It is extremely gratifying to be recognized by the IDC MarketScape as a Leader in the AMR market,” said Melonee Wise, CEO of Fetch Robotics. “This is quite an honor for Fetch and a tribute to our customers, partners, and employees who have all helped to make this happen.”

Fetch Robotics is an expert at: Cloud Robotics, Broad Product Portfolio and Integration Options.

Melonee Wise, Chief Executive Officer

Melonee Wise is the CEO of Fetch Robotics.  Melonee was the second employee at Willow Garage, a research and development laboratory extremely influential in the advancement of robotics. While there, she led a team of engineers developing next-generation robot hardware and software, including ROS, the PR2, and TurtleBot.  Melonee was a 2015 recipient of MIT Technology Review’s TR35 award for technology innovators under the age of 35 and has been named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence and 40 Under 40 lists. In 2017, Business Insider named her as one of eight CEOs changing the way we work.  Under her leadership, Fetch Robotics won the MODEX Innovation Award for the materials handling industry, as well as being named to RBR 50, a listing of the 50 most innovative robotics companies in the world.

“Fetch Robotics’ AMRs reduce costs and improve throughput, efficiency, and productivity, while working alongside people.”