Supply chains are under intense pressure to move materials at higher speeds to accommodate customer expectations of timely product availability. Automating the handling of diverse SKUs in e-commerce order fulfillment requires human-like flexibility at high speeds.

High-speed robots are better than humans at maintaining fast cycle times consistently. On average, humans can handle 600 products per hour (pick and place), if they are under ~10 pounds. Industrial robots can cycle 700 to 1400 pe...

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