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Imaging & Machine Vision: Gift of Sight

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.

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SOLVE Magazine: Robots transform business

“ 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.”

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Will Trump hit the pause button on progress?

“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 »

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These Are The Robots Who Are Fulfilling Your Christmas Orders

“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.”

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Logistics Robots From Locus Roll Out Amid Holiday Rush

“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.

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5 Things You Should Know About Bruce Welty

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 »

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Logistics Robots: The Way You Move

“Locus is unique in that it works with and complements existing warehouse infrastructure. This dramatically reduces the overall investment required to deploy our solution.”

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The Future of Robot Labor is Unfolding in Shipping Warehouses

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.

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Robots Are Invading Big Box Stores and Want to Help You Shop

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.