Robotic pallet jack automates material handling applications
GP8 (general-purpose motorized pallet jack) is an 8,000-lb.-capacity industrial mobile robot that transports pallets to an assigned location, automatically positions them and returns to the original starting point or another pre-assigned location for more work. Employs Industrial Mobile Robotics technology, which enables robot to move through manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations using stereo cameras to build a reliable 3-D map of the environment. Vehicle then uses map and its own reasoning ability to navigate a predetermined path to complete its assigned transport task. Seegrid Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa.