TORU is a mobile robot that can find, retrieve, and transport shoe boxes and other small items in a warehouse. It uses a telescoping tower and a vacuum gripper to handle individual boxes, and is able to reach from the lowest to the tallest shelf in a storage rack. The robot can navigate fully autonomously, using laser scanners to drive safely around people while carrying up to 16 shoe boxes on its back.
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After the first creation of TORU, eight iterations were developed within the first year.
TORU is one of several warehouse automation systems offered by Magazino. Founded in 2014 by Frederik Brantner, Lukas Zanger, and Nikolas Engelhard, the company develops and builds fully autonomous mobile robots able to work safely alongside people, with a focus on using AI and robotics to improve e‑commerce, fashion, and production logistics. With over 120 employees, Magazino is headquartered in Munich, Germany. Its investors include Jungheinrich, Körber, Zalando, and Fiege Logistik.