Anyware Robotics Unveils Major Unloading Add-on for Its Pixmo Robots that Further Increases Container Unloading Throughput

Pixmo and New Add-on will be Shown Publicly for the First Time at MODEX 2024, Booth A11227

Fremont, CA, USA —March 5, 2024 — Anyware Robotics today announced a major add-on for its Pixmo robotic solution for truck and container unloading. The patent-pending add-on includes a vertical lift with a conveyor belt that is attached to Pixmo between the robot and the boxes to be unloaded. The integrated Pixmo software quickly processes the various heights of the boxes in the container and then controls the conveyor of the add-on to move up and down to these positions to "meet" the robot arm as it unloads. The add-on enhances unloading efficiency, weight capability, and reliability — all at marginal additional cost.


Throughput is greatly enhanced because the Pixmo robot arm no longer has to "rotate and place" to a conveyor but simply "pull" to a conveyor," minimizing the distance the robot arm needs to travel to unload each box. The change in motion doubles the throughput of Pixmo to up to 1000 boxes per hour, and the support of the conveyor increases the weight capacity of the solution to an industry-leading 65 pounds.

The new Pixmo robot, as well as a prototype of the new add-on, will be demonstrated publicly for the first time by the Anyware Robotics team at MODEX 2024, booth A11227.

Every year an estimated 28 million containers enter the US with contents, usually boxes, that need to be unloaded. The versatile Pixmo mobile robots autonomously unload boxes in containers and trucks more safely, cost-effectively, reliably, and quickly than humans can - without the related injuries.

"We are excited to showcase our Pixmo robotic solution and the innovative patent-pending add-on for unloading at MODEX," said Thomas Tang, CEO and co-founder of Anyware Robotics. "The versatile Pixmo can easily connect to, power, and enable add-ons for different applications. This is all part of our plan to help it deliver increasing capabilities for different warehouse applications in the future."

Pixmo is Ideal for Many Kinds of Logistics Facilities

Pixmo robots are ideal for unloading at transload facilities, cross docks, third-party logistics providers (3PLs), distribution centers, and e-commerce fulfillment warehouses. The robots can be installed within days and provide enhanced operational efficiencies and predictability.

Pixmo combines an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) base, a cobot arm with six degrees of freedom, vacuum-powered end effector designed for case handling, and AI-powered perception and motion planning systems.  It does not require costly software integrations or infrastructure changes to be deployed into the warehouse environment. With its mobile base that has the footprint of a warehouse pallet, the Pixmo robot can move in any direction to create the best handling pose for the robot arm, both in and outside the container. Pixmo is built on an advanced AI software stack that combines the latest perception algorithms, learning-based motion planning, and a state-of-the-art data generation pipeline for AI training.

While Anyware Robotics is focused on the massive need in truck unloading now, the flexible form factor of the Pixmo robot means that in the future (with additional applications software through over-the-air updates) the robot can also be used for a variety of other tasks within the warehouse. These capabilities may include palletizing, depalletizing, case picking, container loading, and other tasks, which will further enhance the ROI of the robots.

Availability of Pixmo

The commercial version of Pixmo is scheduled to be available in the summer of 2024. It will be available via direct purchase or RaaS (robots-as-a-service) models enabling companies that use Pixmo to easily scale as their business grows. The add-on is scheduled to be available in Q3 of 2024.

Companies that are interested in participating in a Pixmo pilot program, or meeting with a Pixmo executive at MODEX, may contact Anyware Robotics via their website.

About Anyware Robotics 
Anyware Robotics unloads hassle from your logistics operations. We believe robots are the way to ease the heavy burden on workers who unload boxes from trucks. Our company offers versatile AI-powered mobile robots that autonomously unload boxes in containers and trucks more safely, cost-effectively, reliably, and quickly. They can be installed within days and provide enhanced operational efficiencies and predictability. Founded in January 2023 by four AI and robotics industry veterans, the company is based in Fremont, CA. More information at: www.anyware-robotics.com

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