LG CLOi CarryBot

LG’s Latest CLOi Automated Robot is the CarryBot for Warehouses

Warehouse workers may be getting a new helping hand via LG’s newest CLOi CarryBot advanced automated warehouse robot. Set to be revealed at MODEX 2024 next week in Atlanta, the robot is designed to offer intelligent point-to-point delivery, reducing strain on warehouse workers.

Hailing from LG Business Solutions USA, the LG CLOi CarryBot is an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) that can intelligent navigate complex floor plans to deliver payloads in customizable configurations. The human work, however, still needs to handle the task of loading and unloading. The CarryBot will work with LG’s P5G private 5G technology, which will provide dedicated robot networks for reliable, stable performance, says the company. They also feature the latest Wi-Fi capabilities.

“The new LG CLOi CarryBot can immediately begin solving warehouse inefficiencies by providing on-time movements and consistent, reliable operation that allows workers to stay within their zones and increase productivity,” says Tom Bingham, Senior Director, LG Business Solutions USA.

LG CLOi CarryBot

CarryBot joins AMRs LG has already launched in the CLOi line-up that can do things like transport products, guide customers, deliver food and beverages, and provide information in commercial settings. The CarryBot has an intuitive fleet management system and

efficiency-boosting material control system that optimizes order distribution and scheduling, so it can streamline product movement and adjust to real-world situations.

Its top speed is 2.7 miles per hour and each robot has a typical runtime of 18.5 hours, after which it will return to its duck for autonomous dock charging in 6 hours. Designed to hold small-to-medium packages across virtually any distance, it uses software and machine learning for seamless integration with various facets of Warehouse Management Systems, including material control, fleet management and robot management systems.

LG CLOi CarryBot

Interfacing with material control systems enables smart order grouping, picking item categorization, order information distribution, and total picking cooperation support including notations of shortages or skipped items. Fleet management system integration provides path-planning for multi-AMR users, intelligent AMR fleet navigation and prioritization, traffic balancing and detouring, obstacle avoidance and automated return for dock charging. On the backend, the robot management system provides managers instant access to location info, AMR status, alerts for abnormal interactions and statistical data to support decision making.

The Mounting Type CLOi CarryBot features two shelves that are 30 inches wide and 16.5 inches deep, making it ideal for smaller package needs or use in tight spaces. It features a front-facing 9.2-inch touchscreen and an integrated holder for barcode scanners, making inventory tracking and verification easier as well.

The Rolltainer Type CLOi CarryBot combines the autonomous abilities of CLOi CarryBot with the large platform of a traditional rolling container, offering enhanced payload capacity with two shelves that can accommodate packages up to 29 inches wide and 19 inches deep. The 9.2-inch touchscreen is rear mounted for easy accessibility.

LG CLOi CarryBot

“LG CLOi robots have already proven their navigation and automation prowess in a variety of industries and environments, and now warehouse owners and managers can shift their operations to more automated routines to improve efficiency and enhance daily productivity,” adds Bingham.

The LG CLOi CarryBot can be programmed for virtually any floor plan with practically unlimited pickup and delivery points, enabling precise navigation, multi-point deliveries and AI-enhanced decision-making that streamlines deliveries when multiple AMRs are servicing a single zone. At the end of its “shift,” or when power is low, the LG CLOi CarryBot can automatically return to a designated multi-AMR charging dock.