PECM Issue 44 2020 - Page 34

CONTROL & AUTOMATION MOBILE ROBOTS GREYORANGE Expanding the orchestration of data and actions across the Company’s series of Ranger™ mobile robots In December 2019, GreyOrange, a global software and mobile robotics provider that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimise fulfilment operations, announced the release of its latest Fulfilment Operating System, which integrates GreyMatter software with the company’s series of mobile robots. This release embodies capabilities that optimise fulfilment for companies with omnichannel and e-commerce needs and increases store efficiency by packing replenishment orders according to individual store layouts and preferences. 34 PECM Issue 44 It also expands the orchestration of data and actions across the Company’s series of Ranger™ mobile robots. Ranger robots are developed in conjunction with GreyMatter software and use machine learning to adjust decisions and behaviour based on real-time observations. Additionally, maximum- life engineering ensures every Ranger robot delivers ‘last and learn’ value. Communication among the robots and the GreyMatter central system incorporates that learning, enabling the entire system to continue to get smarter. GreyMatter intelligence is incorporated as a learning layer in the Ranger robots so that as they operate, they can adapt to what is happening within the distribution centre and externally, as order patterns and fulfilment expectations fluctuate. The robots communicate with each other and with the GreyMatter central system so it can continuously recalculate order fulfilment priorities and inventory movement patterns based on real- time factors such as order fulfilment commitments, actual fulfilment speeds, available resources and time remaining in dispatch windows.