Summary of Innovation

Launched September 2020, Router™ is a software suite for the AutoStore cube-based order fulfillment system that increases robot productivity and efficiency by up to 40%. Based on over 20 years of research and development, this new software is a disruptive technology that can be implemented in any AutoStore system, whether a large-scale distribution center or a back-of-store micro-fulfillment center. Highly efficient with increased flexibility, Router improves total system throughput by up to 4x, meeting today’s customers’ rapidly changing needs.

Innovation Statement

Router™ utilizes sophisticated computer algorithms to continuously calculate and recalculate in real time the most efficient path for AutoStore robots to move and deliver orders inside the company’s high-density grid system. Designed with this technological innovation, Router is able to process and adapt to continuously changing events happening outside the grid, such as new orders coming in, order cancellations, and movement of fulfillment personnel.


With today's pressure to fulfill orders quickly, having Router to support unexpected changes is crucial as it increases robot performance by up to 40%, unlocks potential throughput by up to 4x, and allows up to 2x more robots working together without losing efficiency.


Posted Date2/17/21
ContactSuzanne Delap
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CategoryBest New Innovation

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