Mag­a­zino receives “Best Prod­uct” award at Logi­MAT trade fair

Press releases

19. January 2018


Logi­MAT 2018 | At Logi­MAT 2018, robot­ics startup Mag­a­zino will present the newly devel­oped SOTO robot to the pub­lic for the first time. Using 3D cam­era tech­nol­ogy, the fully autonomous robot can grab objects such as car­tons from a con­veyor line, store them on the vehi­cle, nav­i­gate to their des­ti­na­tion and pre­cisely place the car­tons in shelv­ing racks. This makes SOTO the world’s first per­cep­tion-con­trolled robot to com­bine this spec­trum of capa­bil­i­ties in a sin­gle solu­tion. The intel­li­gent robot is pri­mar­ily used in dis­tri­b­u­tion cen­ters for fash­ion logis­tics. A fur­ther field of appli­ca­tion is the sup­ply of small load car­ri­ers in pro­duc­tion logis­tics. SOTO can be seen at the exhi­bi­tion stand of Mag­a­zino GmbH in hall 5, stand D55.

The ben­e­fit for the cus­tomer: Many man­ual work processes that were pre­vi­ously too com­plex can now be auto­mated flex­i­bly and scal­ably for the first time. This results in extended oper­at­ing times, a smooth­ing of order peaks and a reduc­tion of oper­at­ing and process costs. Above all, how­ever, SOTO relieves the strain on employ­ees in the case of ergonom­i­cally unfavourable tasks. Sort­ing car­tons full of tex­tiles weigh­ing 15 kilo­grams into shelv­ing racks — a stren­u­ous task in the long run, espe­cially when it comes to the low­est or top shelf level. This is no prob­lem for the robot even in con­tin­u­ous operation.

SOTO can han­dle objects up to a size of 600 x 400 x 400 mil­lime­tres with its adap­tive grip­per. Depend­ing on its size, up to eight car­tons can be tem­porar­ily stored in an inte­grated shelf. The lift­ing device can pick up and deliver objects from both sides at grip­ping heights of 5 cm to 246 cm. Cer­ti­fied laser scan­ners enable not only autonomous nav­i­ga­tion, but also safe oper­a­tion par­al­lel to employ­ees. Net­worked via a cloud, SOTO exchanges cur­rent maps and expe­ri­ences with cer­tain sit­u­a­tions with other robots. This enables them to learn from each other and thus con­stantly improve.

In addi­tion to the new SOTO robot, Mag­a­zino will also be exhibit­ing other inno­va­tions at its stand: A new, com­pletely revised ver­sion of the pick­ing robot TORU will be on dis­play. It is char­ac­ter­ized by a higher travel speed, a larger capac­ity for inter­me­di­ate stor­age of objects and a larger reach of the grip­per arm. This will make it pos­si­ble to serve an addi­tional rack­ing level up to a height of 2.45 metres. In addi­tion, the com­puter vision KADO will be pre­sented to the pub­lic for the first time on a demon­stra­tor. KADO can also be used to iden­tify grip­ping points on unknown objects.


Mag­a­zino devel­ops and builds per­cep­tion-con­trolled, mobile robots. As the largest Advanced Robot­ics team in Europe, we rev­o­lu­tion­ize the world of intral­o­gis­tics together with our customers.