Robot integrator expands AI partnership

March 26, 2024
AWL integrates Fizyr's vision artificial intelligence

A provider of vision artificial intelligence (AI) for robotic systems, Fizyr, expanded its partnership with system integrator AWL.

"AWL has been a great partner to Fizyr for more than three years, and together we've pushed performance to new heights and opened many eyes to the potential of robotic cells and systems with advanced vision capabilities," said Fizyr CEO Ken Fleming. "Our co-developed solutions reliably handle variations in items, materials, lighting and other factors, and AWL is making more of these solutions available to meet fast-growing demand."

Focused on the automotive, metalworking and intralogistics industries, AWL integrates Fizyr's vision AI into several of its implementations. In various use cases of customers such as DHL and Arvato, Fizyr has facilitated AWL's robotic systems with vision AI to achieve throughputs across various layouts and SKU combinations.

Several recent innovations from AWL feature Fizyr's robotic vision AI, including ROSI and RODE. ROSI, AWL's robotic singulator is designed to reduce sortation bottlenecks that often accompany rising volume in a wide range of harsh environments. With Fizyr, ROSI determines the shape of each object, understands how it must be picked, and ultimately picks a variety of objects, with virtually no human intervention. Built-in label-reading capabilities allow the robot to sort and singularize boxes based on destination, size or weight. RODE, AWL's robotic depalletizer, uses Fizyr to automatically unstack arbitrarily packaged goods such as boxes, bags or totes from pallets.

AWL is a robotic system integrator with more than 30 years of experience in the automotive and metal-processing industries delivering welding, assembly, and material-handling machines. In 2019, AWL entered the material-handling market and has since delivered more than 100 robotic systems for sorting, tote handling and depalletizing processes.

AWL is a private company with more than 750 employees worldwide, supporting its customers all over the world with facilities in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, China, Mexico, United States and the United Kingdom.

Fizyr offers vision AI for robots. Compatible with all major robotics systems on the market, Fizyr enables robots to see, perceive, account for variances and learn.