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AI-driven robot ‘will redefine cost-effectiveness’

28 March, 2024

A German robot-maker, fruitcore robotics, has announced a new generation of digital robots which, it claims, will “redefine cost-effectiveness in industrial automation”. It adds that the AI-supported Horst1500 robots will have the lowest service life costs on the market. Thanks to AI-supported, intuitive operation, new tasks can be set up quickly and efficiently, even without expert knowledge.

The compact, lightweight (99kg) robot is aimed especially at machine-loading and palletising applications. Its small size and 1,485mm reach mean that it can be positioned in front of a machine and can reach deep into it to load/unload items weighing up to 15kg, and to process pallets.

Fruitcore says that the IP54-protected robot has low capital and maintenance costs, and uses a gearbox that will last up to four times longer than standard boxes (backed by a six-year warranty). The robot’s kinematics are optimised using machine learning, and it is said to be characterised by high dynamics and rapid axis acceleration.

The AI-supported horstOS control software is designed for flexibility. For example, when machine-loading tasks change, users – even non-experts – will be able to set up new orders in less than an hour.

“With Horst1500, we are taking a huge leap forward,” says fruitcore’s managing director, Patrick Heimburger. “Last year, we were the first company in the world to integrate ChatGPT into our control software. Now we are also reaching a new milestone with the hardware.

Fruitcore says its Horst1500 robot represents “a big leap forward”

“Our vision is to give companies and people time to secure their future,” adds CEO, Jens Riegger. “With Horst1500 and the new generation of digital robots, we have taken a big step towards this major goal. Never before has such a powerful industrial robot been so easy to use.”

Series production of the new robots is due to start in July.

fruitcore robotics: LinkedIn

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