May 14, 2019
The RBR50 is the publication’s annual list of the most influential public and private companies in the global robotics industry. This year, the Robotics Business Review editorial team collaborated with global analysis firm IDC to choose the winners.
According to the Robotics Business Review, the nominees were judged based on whether they make truly innovative products, have achieved commercial success, and have transformed their end-user markets. Vecna Robotics has been selected for the RBR50 for the fifth straight year.
“We’re thrilled to have been selected for the 2019 RBR50,” said Dan Patt, CEO of Vecna Robotics. “Vecna Robotics pioneered the concept of workflows over robotics, and this recognition solidifies our position as a leader in the robotics industry. We’re continually looking to innovate and develop autonomous solutions that provide our customers a competitive advantage in the material handling industry.”
In the last year, Vecna has released several solutions for the material handling industry all featuring their proprietary Autonomy Stack and Pivot.al, the world’s first ever AI-driven orchestration engine. Vecna’s Autonomy Stack powers high-confidence navigation within each self-driving vehicle, giving them the ability to dynamically react to obstacles or make local coordinated decisions. Pivot.al analyzes the current state of operation and adjusts operational processes as required and in real-time, distributing and re-directing tasks among robots, humans, and existing automation based on capabilities, location, and availability. As a cloud-based platform, Pivot.al provides data-driven insights at a fleet and workflow level, creating a continuous improvement cycle over time.
Vecna also recently debuted its fifth-generation Tugger and Pallet Jack, becoming one of the only providers on the market with the ability to autonomously hitch and charge and autonomously identify, pickup, and drop off a mixed array of pallets without precise pallet placement requirements. These upgrades quicken several goods-to-person and person-to-goods processes within material handling including cross-docking, replenishment, case-picking, and pick and put away.
Vecna solutions are actively at work within FedEx and DHL distribution centers and Vecna is currently expanding their Hybrid-Fulfillment solutions with two major global retailers.
Vecna Robotics delivers Automated Material Handling, Hybrid Fulfillment, and Workflow Optimization solutions featuring self-driving vehicles operated by a learning autonomy stack. Our solutions deliver value for customers in the distribution, warehousing, and manufacturing sectors. Our technology goes beyond traditional automation and focuses on maximizing human and robot capability to create fulfilling jobs, increase productivity, and encourage innovation. For more information visit www.vecnarobotics.com and pivot.al.
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