LG unveils advanced new automated warehouse robots 

LG unveils advanced new automated warehouse robots 

LG Business Solutions USA aims to set a new standard for warehouse efficiency and flexibility with the new LG CLOi CarryBot family of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) designed to intelligently navigate complex floor plans to move and deliver payloads in customisable configurations, with loading and unloading performed by workers. 

LG CLOi CarryBot will be officially launched in the United States at the MODEX 2024 trade show. LG’s booth in the Georgia World Congress Centre also will preview LG’s P5G, the company’s private 5G technology under development for dedicated robot networks supporting reliable, stable performance. Development of the new LG P5G network is leveraging the vast technical resources and deep expertise of global innovator LG Electronics. 

“The new LG CLOi CarryBot can immediately begin solving warehouse inefficiencies by providing on-time movements and consistent, reliable operation that allows workers to stay within their zones and increase productivity,” said Tom Bingham, Senior Director, LG Business Solutions USA. “CLOi CarryBot offers seamless package movement and delivery within a warehouse and eliminates the need for workers to physically transport packages.” 

Having already launched autonomous robots that transport products, guide customers, deliver food and beverages, and provide information in commercial settings, LG is now expanding its robotic line to “help provide true solutions for warehouses of any size by reducing lead times and enhancing efficiency,” Bingham added. 

Featuring LG’s advanced AMR platform for autonomous navigation, the latest WiFi capabilities, ergonomic hardware design, an intuitive fleet management system and an efficiency-boosting material control system that optimises order distribution and scheduling, the LG CLOi CarryBot can streamline product movement and adjust to real-world situations while reducing physical strain on workers. 

With a top speed of 2.7 miles per hour, a typical runtime of 18.5 hours and autonomous dock charging in six hours, LG CLOi CarryBot is a powerhouse for delivering small-to-medium packages across virtually any distance. These powerful hardware capabilities combine with cutting-edge software and Machine Learning for seamless integration with various facets of Warehouse Management Systems, including material control, fleet management and robot management systems. 

Interfacing with material control systems enables smart order grouping, picking item categorisation, order information distribution and total picking cooperation support including notations of shortages or skipped items. Fleet management system integration provides path-planning for multi-AMR users, intelligent AMR fleet navigation and prioritisation, traffic balancing and detouring, obstacle avoidance and automated return for dock charging. On the backend, the robot management system provides managers instant access to location info, AMR status, alerts for abnormal interactions and statistical data to support decision-making. 

The LG CLOi CarryBot can be programmed for virtually any floor plan with practically unlimited pickup and delivery points, enabling precise navigation, multi-point deliveries and AI-enhanced decision-making that streamlines deliveries when multiple AMRs are servicing a single zone. At the end of its ‘shift,’ or when power is low, the LG CLOi CarryBot can automatically return to a designated multi-AMR charging dock. 

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