US-based robotics company Kindred stated in a recent press meet that it had installed 100 million retail units of its AI-powered SORT robots since the market launch in 2017. The firm has released the information from its Q4 2020 AI data that shows its e-commerce customers and the increased unit volume they process with SORT picking robots by 244% year-over-year. Throughout 2020, Kindred SORT pick-and-place robots have increased picked units by 50% quarter-over-quarter,
"Global retailers are meeting increasing customer delivery expectations and consistent throughput by utilizing intelligent robotics. Kindred's modularity, price-per-pick, and quick implementation models help retailer's big and small embrace robotic automation," said Marin Tchakarov, CEO of Kindred, demonstrating the substantial momentum e-commerce retailers have gained. The team of scientists, engineers, and business operators has set a new standard for reinforcement learning for robots.
Kindred uses cutting-edge AI technology and human-in-the-loop data methodology to improve robot capabilities so that picking becomes smarter, faster, and more accurate over time. Kindred SORT robots have picked more than 100 million units in production to date. The firm is also aiming to develop robots to solve real-world problems. Its proprietary platform, AutoGrasp™, is designed to operate robots autonomously in dynamic environments.