Brain Corp, a San Diego-based autonomous solutions provider, has launched a proof-of-concept autonomous, touchscreen-controlled delivery robot, named AutoDelivery, designed to work in spaces like retail stores, warehouses, and factories. The latest robotic solution will make its formal debut at the ProMat Show 2019 in Chicago next week.
AutoDelivery can drag various cart types along with preconfigured routes and joins another Brain Corp showroom product, EMMA (Enabling Mobile Machine Automation), that’s been tested in Jimbo’s grocery stores around San Diego. According to the report, like EMMA, Autodelivery consists of cameras, 4G LTE connectivity, and routing algorithms which enable it to learn its way around a store quickly. Brain Corp says that it’s already exploring potential manufacturing partners, as AutoDelivery isn’t slated for commercial launch until early 2020. In December, Brain Corp reportedly entered in a relationship with Walmart to supply the retailer’s stores with Artificial Intelligence services, building on a pilot program involving BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers in Walmart locations across the U.S. More recently, the autonomous solutions provider announced a partnership with Copenhagen-based Nilfisk that will license Brain Corp’s BrainOS for its portfolio of connected autonomous cleaning solutions.
Founded in 2009, Brain Corp employs a staff of well over 200 people and last summer, it hoisted USD114 million in funding, which was led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund and Qualcomm Ventures. With this capital Brain Corp’s total valuation reached to USD125 million. It also secured a partnership with floor cleaning company Tennant. Brain Corp’s comprehensive solutions assist the builders of today’s autonomous machines in effectively producing, implementing, and supporting robots across commercial industries and applications.