Fetch Robotics Garners Two More Industry Awards
Fetch Robotics has focused on solving some of the most pressing problems in the supply chain with our combination of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) and on-demand automation since 2014. And, people continue to take notice. We are proud to announce that Fetch is the recipient of two additional awards this month:
- The AI Breakthrough Award for Best Overall Robotics company, which was awarded by Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership.
- The Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Top Supply Chain Transformations (SDCE 100), awarded by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine
The SDCE 100 award spotlights successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the range of supply chain functions. This is the second year in a row that Fetch is featured in the list. This year, Fetch was recognized based on our work with Framebridge, an online custom framing company.
Framebridge deployed Fetch Robotics’ Cloud Robotics Platform and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) resulting in a 70% improvement in operational efficiency of employees’ transporting items. Building custom frames involves the movement of frame components from one area of production to another for matting, framing and finishing the custom art. Throughout the course of the day, this workflow required an employee to transport the material and travel up to forty round trips between stations. Now, the framed artwork is automatically picked up by one of Fetch’s CartConnect robots, which self-navigates to and from the matting, framing and finishing stations. Framebridge’s highly trained artisans now spend more time building, rather than transporting, parts.
The TagSurveyor robot provides fully automatic, physical inventory counts of customer-owned artwork in the expansive warehouse. Framebridge attaches a unique RFID tag to each item received. TagSurveyor self-drives inside a designated area in the warehouse, reads the RFID tag, and sends location-based coordinates to Fetch’s cloud software. Protecting and tracking these precious pieces is central to all operational decisions at Framebridge. Learn more about Framebridge in our case study that can be found here.
The AI Breakthrough Awards recognize the top companies, technologies and products in Artificial Intelligence. Fetch was named the Best Overall Robotics Company for our use of AI in creating robots that work with people and maneuver in a “human” way. Traditionally, robotics engineers create motion-planning algorithms, which focus purely on optimization and efficiency. In these traditional cases, the robot perceives all obstacles the same. Without further semantic understanding of the environment, these algorithms can lead to jerky, unpredictable, and unnatural movements of the robot leading to a perception that the robot is unaware of its surroundings. Fetch is using AI and deep learning in order for our robots to become smarter and more aware of the environments that they share with people.
Our team continues to work tirelessly on behalf of our customers who have adopted the complete line of Fetch AMRs to safely work alongside employees and help the companies and employees become more efficient.