Geek+ autonomous robot sorts large packages

  • September 28, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Chinese autonomous robotics company Geek+ has launched an intelligent large-size parcel-sorting robot.

The S100C robot is for complex logistics scenarios brought on by increased online sales and the need for systems that can flexibly handle a wide variety of goods. The robot can support unit sortation, parcel sortation and bins transportation, making it applicable to many industry uses, from 3PLs and distribution centres to cross-docking facilities and airports.

Equipped with an independent rotating control chassis and collision avoidance, it can operate in narrow spaces, saving up to 30% of the sortation area. High-speed control belts allow the robot to process two items in one go or deliver one large item at a speed of 2m/s.

If a package is positioned too close to the edge of the control belt, the robot will slow down and adjust the position of the package to ensure accuracy and safety.

Additionally, the mechanical structure and load-bearing components allow for seamless handling of packages weighing 100kg or more, reducing labour-intensive operations and associated risks and costs.

“At Geek+ we strive to develop robotics that won’t make it a choice of efficiency or safety,” said Kai Liu, co-founder of Geek+. “With S100C, companies will be able to ensure a safer working environment, while meeting the needs for accuracy and more effective handling of larger order volumes. The robot is also a good economic choice since the system powering S100C allows easy deployment and quick scaling of operations.”

Built on AI technology, the sorting system powering S100C enables deployment in less than two weeks. The flexibility can lead to lower implementation costs and allow businesses to scale operations quickly by adjusting the number of robots.

Similarly, the robot can be integrated with existing infrastructure and collaborate with other robots to realise comprehensive systems for automated warehouse operations. Lastly, the system can be customised to support RFID technology or bar code scanning for more efficient sortation.

Geek+ has 300 global customers and has deployed more than 10,000 robots worldwide. Founded in 2015, it has more than 800 employees and is headquartered in Beijing, with offices in Germany, UK, USA, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.