MICAM: A robot in shoe paradise

Shoe box pick­ing robot TORU on dis­play at MICAM for the first time

Press releases

19. September 2021



The Ger­man robot­ics start-up Mag­a­zino exhibits their mobile pick­ing robot TORU at the MICAM trade show for the first time. The A.I.-driven robot is spe­cial­ized in pick­ing, trans­port­ing and stow­ing shoe boxes in ware­houses of online retail­ers. Vis­i­tors of the MICAM show in Milan, Italy can expe­ri­ence a live demon­stra­tion of the robot at the Mag­a­zino booth G29 in Hall 3 on Sep­tem­ber 19–21, 2021. 

Online retail­ers, sports brands, dis­tri­b­u­tion cen­ters and logis­tics providers: all strug­gle with an ever-grow­ing share of footwear that is sold online. While tra­di­tional ware­house automa­tion tech­nol­ogy often doesn’t fit the require­ments in terms of flex­i­bil­ity and scal­a­bil­ity, man­ual labor force remains expen­sive and dif­fi­cult to recruit. But now mobile pick­ing robots are about to enter the stage to finally auto­mate a process, that was too com­plex in the past for autonomous machines.

With the help of 3D cam­eras, sen­sors and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, the mobile pick­ing robot TORU works side by side with human staff in dis­tri­b­u­tion cen­ters and helps to col­lect online ordered shoes. The robot also takes care of returns and places shoe boxes back into the shelf com­pletely autonomously. Ware­house oper­a­tors ben­e­fit from extended oper­at­ing hours, up to 30% reduced price-per-unit and an automa­tion that eas­ily scales when busi­ness grows. Fleets of TORU robots are already in oper­a­tion at ware­houses from Zalando, ASICS, FIEGE Logis­tics or LLOYD Shoes.

The inter­na­tional footwear exhi­bi­tion MICAM is one of the first pos­si­bil­i­ties for the Ital­ian and inter­na­tional mar­ket to expe­ri­ence the robot TORU live in action after the COVID19 restric­tions. Logis­tics exec­u­tives of the footwear and retail indus­try are invited to visit the robot at the booth from Mag­a­zino and get into dis­cus­sion about poten­tial use cases with the Mag­a­zino engi­neers on site.

About Magazino

Mag­a­zino GmbH devel­ops and builds intel­li­gent, mobile robots that per­ceive their envi­ron­ment and make their own deci­sions. These autonomous robots work along­side peo­ple and make processes in e‑commerce, fash­ion and pro­duc­tion logis­tics more flex­i­ble and effi­cient than ever before. With over 100 employ­ees in Munich, Mag­a­zino is the largest Advanced Robot­ics team in Europe. Magazino’s investors include Junghein­rich AG, Kör­ber AG, Zalando and Fiege Logistik.

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