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Quiet Logistics implements autonomous fulfillment robots from Locus Robotics in their warehouses to increase efficiency and productivity.
“We enable our customers to take on Amazon,” said Bruce Welty, founder of Locus Robotics. “This is the biggest change for warehouses since the barcode.”
CIO Review picks Locus Robotics as one of it’s Top 20 Robotics Solutions Providers for 2017 (Page 40).
Bruce Welty talks with Imaging and Machine Vision about how advances in robot guidance and integrated vision systems are making fully automated warehouses a reality.
MassRobotics, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering young robotics companies in Massachusetts, on Friday showed off what makes its new innovation hub facility unique.
Nonprofit MassRobotics, officially opened its Shared Robotics Innovation Space in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District.
Boston is becoming the center of robotics innovation as TechCrunch profiles the opening of MassRobotics new startup hub supported by companies like Locus Robotics.
“ One thing I know is that robots can provide a better way, a faster way, and a cheaper way,” says Bruce Welty, chairman of Locus Robotics. “In business, there are very few times you can attack all three areas.”
Bruce Welty talks to Colliers about Locus Robotics’ innovative approach to eCommerce fulfillment and the fast-growing 3PL and technology community developing in Boston and across the Northeast U.S.
“By definition, if you improve workers’ productivity, you’re affecting the labor base,” says Bruce Welty, chairman of Locus Robotics, a Wilmington startup that builds robots to transport items in warehouses. “We could get to full employment if we just got rid of all the bulldozers and backhoes, but I’m not sure we want to do… Read more »
“We decided that with our robot solution you’d make it so you didn’t have to disrupt anything at all,” Locus founder and chairman Bruce Welty says. “All you have to do is put this little sticker—we call it a locus point—basically a barcode you want anywhere you want the robot to be able to navigate.”
“Because of changes in the supply chain due to e-commerce and the need to ship massive amounts of single items in large quantities, we expect labor shortages to continue, and there is a huge demand for robots,” said Bruce Welty, chairman of Quiet Logistics Inc. and Locus Robotics Corp.
Bruce Welty, chairman of Quiet Logistics, wants to change how retailers and DCs cope with the chaos of the holiday buying season. For an LSP servicing fashion and apparel brands, Bruce envisions a more flexible and affordable type of robot.
The rise of robotics is one of the fastest-growing trends in logistics, but how exactly will all these new bots fit into the typical DC? Read more about the rise of robotics in the latest DC Velocity article that features Bruce Welty, Chairman and Founder of Locus Robotics.
Welty has seen a tremendous increase in productivity: The company is five times more productive than when it didn’t use robots. He expects a payback on the investment in 18 months. “In the world of warehousing, any investment that has a payback in fewer than three years is considered a big win,” he said.
Bruce Welty never wanted to build robots; Amazon.com made him do it. Starting in the 1970s, Welty, 60, specialized in software for managing warehouses. In 2009, he shifted gears and founded Quiet Logistics, a company that used robots from Kiva Systems of North Reading to dramatically reduce warehouse operating costs. But three years later, retailing… Read more »
“Locus is unique in that it works with and complements existing warehouse infrastructure. This dramatically reduces the overall investment required to deploy our solution.”
The Locus bot tells a worker exactly where an item is, and all they have to do is give it to them. It then knows to bring it back to another area for packaging. The best part is that they are able to see and avoid people and other objects in their way.
Robots are taking over stores and warehouses. They’ll greet you at the hardware store, and help you find a nail. Or they’ll grab your goods off the shelf at a distribution center and perhaps put it on a drone to your door.