Locus Robotics to Showcase Revolutionary Collaborative Warehouse Robots at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics

Founder Bruce Welty to lead live demonstration of groundbreaking autonomous multi-robot technology for e-commerce fulfillment

WILMINGTON, Mass., July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Locus Robotics (www.locusrobotics.com), the award-winning autonomous warehouse robotics company, announced that the company's founder and chairman, Bruce Welty, will be leading a live, on-stage, demonstration of their innovative robotics solution at TechCrunch's TC Sessions: Robotics event, held on July 17th with MIT's CSAIL at Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, MA. The demonstration will showcase Locus's new advanced navigation system, LRAN, which enables multi-robot warehouse fulfillment for retailers and 3PL providers.


"We are thrilled to showcase Locus Robotics Advanced Navigation at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics," said Bruce Welty, founder. "It is a tremendous honor to be recognized alongside some of the robotics industry's most accomplished companies and executives. We look forward to the event, and to continuing to improve e-commerce fulfillment efficiencies and throughput for retailers and 3PL providers around the world."

The Locus demonstration is designed to simulate a real warehouse environment, and will showcase how multiple LocusBots are able to work closely alongside human employee "pickers" to improve fulfillment efficiency and speed. The Locus Robotics Advanced Navigation (LRAN) system is one of the most advanced robotics navigation systems in the industry, allowing LocusBots to easily navigate in dynamic and highly congested warehouse environments.

ABOUT LOCUS ROBOTICS

Locus Robotics transforms your productivity without transforming your warehouse. Locus's innovative, autonomous robots work collaboratively alongside workers, helping them pick 2x-5x faster, with near-100% accuracy, and less labor compared to traditional picking systems. This proven, powerful technology integrates easily into existing warehouse infrastructure without disrupting workflows. For more information visit www.locusrobotics.com.

ABOUT BRUCE WELTY

Bruce Welty, co-founder and chairman of Locus Robotics, is a pioneer and visionary in ecommerce and robotics; he's built, bought and sold some of the industry's most innovative companies. Welty has automated warehouses for Fortune 500 companies, startups, and even built a major third-party logistics company that ships more than $1 billion in e-commerce orders per year for companies including Zara, Glossier, and Bonobos.

ABOUT TECHCRUNCH SESSIONS: ROBOTICS

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics is a single-day event designed to facilitate in-depth conversation and networking with the technologists, researchers and students of the robotics community as well as the founders and investors bringing innovation to the masses. The event brings together the best minds in the industry to chat about current developments and trends shaping the future. Confirmed speakers include Daniela Rus (MIT), Rodney Brooks (ReThink), Bruce Welty (Locus Robotics), Martin Buehler (Disney), Colin Angle (iRobot), and Tye Brady (Amazon Robotics).

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics will be held July 17, 2017 at MIT. For more information, visit https://techcrunch.com/event-info/sessions-robotics/.

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