March 5, 2020
Core AI software company Brain Corp announced an agreement today to provide their controls to help UniCarriers America (UCA) convert their fork lifts solution into autonomous mobile delivery robots.
Under the partnership, UCA will license BrainOS®, a cloud-connected operating system for commercial autonomous robots, to manufacture delivery robots that can navigate safely by themselves in public and commercial spaces. UCA will initially develop the autonomous mobile robots for a large retailer that will use them to expedite labor-intensive shelf restocking within stores so that employees can concentrate on high-value tasks, such as spending more time with customers.
“This collaboration brings together a global manufacturing leader in material handling and the leader in robotic AI software to create reliable, high-performance autonomous robots that lower the barrier to automation for many businesses,” said John Black, SVP of new product development for Brain Corp. “Because these robots work with existing delivery investments and do not require custom infrastructure or specialized training for employees, customers can quickly realize their value.”
Brain Corp has already established itself as a leader in the AMR controls market. Their go to market strategy has always been to focus on software development and sensor integration and then partner with existing hardware providers with established markets. This announcement furthers that goal, as UCA is the third largest fork truck provider in the US.
“By partnering with a market leader like Brain Corp, we are confident that these new machines will perform safely and efficiently for our customers in the complex and dynamic environments in which they are deployed,” said Brian Markison, senior director of national accounts and AGV sales for UniCarriers Americas Corporation. “We are excited to work with Brain Corp to bring this new autonomous robot to market.”