Organization: 6 River Systems Inc.
Country: United States
Year Founded: 2015
Number of Employees: 140
Innovation Class: Business & Management Innovation
Innovation Subclass: Leadership
In quick succession, 6 River Systems has rapidly added customers and partners, introduced new offerings, and positioned itself for acquisition.
6 River Systems’ (6RS) Chuck is an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) that is designed to work with human pickers for e-commerce order fulfillment.
In March 2020, Waltham, Mass.-based 6RS unveiled enhancements to Chuck including increased capacity, expanded compliance with international safety standards, and features such as globally recognized lighting for improved usability and faster training of associates. The robot won two Red Dot Awards for product design in April.
Not only is Chuck able to continuously improve, thanks to cloud-based software updates, but it is also able to operate without extensive physical infrastructure. 6RS said its AMRs can deliver a return on investment in as little as nine months and increase productivity by 10% year over year.