IAM Robotics' new headquarters and showcase innovation centre
IAM Robotics, inventor of the world's first autonomous mobile manipulation robot, will open a new, state-of-the-art headquarters and showcase innovation centre. The new 30,000 sqft. (2,780 sqm) facility will be located in the emerging high-tech area of Pittsburgh known as Robotics Row, a stretch of land that has become a hotbed for robotics and technology companies along the Allegheny River.
The IAM Robotics Showcase Innovation Center will feature a distribution centre environment where visitors will experience the company's high-tech robotic labour system in action. A robotic labour system enables businesses to offer a greater assortment of products without adding labour as it fills the automation gap in long-tail business strategy between legacy automation and manual labour.
The company's robotic labour system is powered by Swift, the world's first commercially viable autonomous mobile manipulation robot (AMMR), which picks and transports products like a human.
"We chose to be in Robotics Row because of its central Pittsburgh location, the ability to showcase our solution, the proximity to Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center, and all of the numerous amenities in Pittsburgh's Strip District and Historical Lawrenceville neighbourhoods," says founder Tom Galluzzo.
"This new location is going to allow us to dramatically ramp up our production capacity and development testing for new technologies. We're embracing our solution by operating our robots at the same scale as our customers and showing a better way to fulfil orders with autonomous robots."
IAM Robotics plans to occupy the new facility in early 2020.