Picker Robots are mobile machines designed to autonomously retrieve and carry products in a warehouse. The robots are directed through AI-powered software that identifies the most efficient paths for them to pick, replenish, return, and count goods.
Did you know?
inVia is Italian for "send."
InVia Robotics was founded by Lior Elazary, Dan Parks, and Randolph Voorhies, who met while working on their PhD degrees in robotics at the University of Southern California. Their plan was to apply automation to solve existing problems, and they had one of their key ideas when ordering sheets of aluminum and other parts to build one of their early prototype robots. They realized that as more and more consumers placed orders online while also expecting faster delivery times, e-commerce companies would need to significantly improve their fulfillment operations. InVia set out to develop fleets of robots to automate warehouses, focusing particularly on repetitive tasks so workers would be able to do more meaningful activities. The founders say that since the beginning, their goal was to create innovation via robotics, which is how they came up with the name inVia Robotics.