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Ambi Robotics Launches AI-Powered Multi-Robot Kitting System

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July 27, 2021

Ambi Robotics, which develops simulation-to-reality AI for highly-dexterous robot applications, has announced AmbiKit, a multi-robot kitting system that leverages AI data collection to expedite e-commerce kitting operations. Ambi said AmbiKit automates product bundling for faster delivery, increasing order accuracy and reducing operating costs.

The new kitting system includes a five-robot picking line, currently deployed to augment the pick-and-place tasks associated with one of the fastest growing e-commerce opportunities: online subscription boxes.

“Retailers and global e-commerce brands are operating in a year-round ‘peak’ season,” said Jim Liefer, CEO of Ambi Robotics. “In order for high-growth brands to fulfill online orders, companies are deploying AI-powered robotic systems to increase resilience in the supply chain. AmbiKit can immediately improve efficiency by deploying into existing workflows and successfully pick and place millions of unique items from day one.”

The AmbiKit system picks and packs millions of unique products into specific bags or boxes for shipping to online customers. By using AI with the highly-dexterous robots, AmbiKit ensures more than 99% order accuracy, and can operate around the clock with zero downtime for product changeover, the company said. With legacy systems that can take hours or days to adapt to new products introduced into a subscription box, AmbiKit can quickly personalize customer orders at scale to increase throughput.

Ambi said the kit can successfully sort up to 60 items per minute in a commercial production environment, alleviating existing manual warehouse processes for kitting operations that can cost retailers millions of dollars annually due to human error, high employee turnover, and injury.

“Ambi Robotics has developed state-of-the-art simulation-to-reality AI that can adapt to perform in any hardware configuration,” said Jeff Mahler, CTO at Ambi Robotics. “Our advanced AI operating system powers a wide range of robotic solutions. When we launched Ambi Robotics, we made the decision to tackle the complex problems in the supply chain first, during a time when the U.S. relied on global e-commerce and logistics more than ever before.”

On-floor associates work alongside the AmbiKit system to induct totes with product and pack complete packs to be shipped to the end-customer. The AI-powered robotic system guides associates while sorting products to complete external actions through intuitive interfaces and dashboards. 

Ambi said the subscription e-commerce kitting market is expected to exceed $478 billion by 2025, and consumers are demanding more product choices than ever before, shaping new trends such as personalization and select-item bundling from individual SKUs. Ambi said the AmbiKit system can empower brands to offer on-time deliveries, order customization, and maintain competitive pricing with reduced operating costs.

For more details on the AmbiKit system or Ambi Robotics, visit its website here.


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