RightHand Robotics, Somerville, Mass., partnered with Capacity, LLC, North Brunswick, N.J., to integrate the RightHand Robotics’ RightPick automation system into Capacity's fulfillment solution offering.

The robotic workcells will be integrated with existing warehouse material handling systems, such as those from Lightning Pick, Waukesha, Wis., to increase the level of automation. The integration of RightPick technology will begin in Capacity's New Jersey fulfillment center this year, and later expand to its California location.

The company's initial use of robotic piece-picking automation builds upon Capacity's strategy of deploying engineered systems that improve speed, accuracy and flexibility to meet omni-channel fulfillment needs.

"We quickly concluded that many of the systems entering the market would not meet our needs," says Thom Campbell, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Capacity. "We realized that the solution had to be imagined from the bottom up with an understanding of what was needed to solve our particular challenges. It's not just about having a better gripper – you need a fully integrated software and hardware approach, which RightHand has nailed.”

"We are tremendously excited to be working with Capacity," says Yaro Tenzer, co-founder and CEO of RightHand Robotics. "We share a common vision for how robotic piece-picking can be a strategic asset to their business, especially as they continue to grow at a phenomenal rate across multiple product categories and parts of the world. With every pick, the system generates data that helps us further improve performance across their entire fleet of workcells."